Friday, December 14, 2012

Do our memories attach themselves to emotions...

I woke up this morning wondering where the year had gone.  It didn’t seem like December with no snow on the ground and sixty degree weather, especially for the northeastern states.  I did however manage to take a peek at the different friends I have made over this past year and smiled knowing they will be a part of my life, for the rest of my life.  Their memories will linger in my mind long after the year has gone by and my memory will be full of the times we shared together.

Is it wrong to remember other people and the impact they have had on your life, even if you can’t recall how you spent your previous year?

I love the thought that our brains work so mysteriously that we can recall a fond memory or even a sad time before we can remember what we had for breakfast.  It is like separating files and photos on your computer, leaving room to store more and putting the nonessentials in the recycle bin.

Do we remember things that only leave a mark on our mind or do we selectively remember different events that are, or were, attached to an emotion?

Do our memories attach themselves to emotions so we won’t forget them or do they follow the path of least resistance like a liquid and trigger each other from time to time?

However our minds and brains work, I am glad that I have had the chance to meet some really wonderful people and reserve a spot for them to continue sharing memories with me – even if filed somewhere in the unknown of my intellect.

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