Connecting dots with The Idea Dude
Remember when? reminiscing is something we often do. Sometimes it is with a friend, walking back together to a special point in time. Sometimes it is in solitude to replay a fond farewell, a sad passing or a victorious moment. Reflection stirs our souls, brings a sigh, a smile, a tear. We look to the mirror of our past to draw inspiration, strength and comfort.
Remember because memories last beyond our lifetimes
Crushed by Insoc tells us We need to KNOW what humanity remembers… Because with the coming of speech, comes the ability of man to remember beyond his own lifetime.
Surely our blogs are a manifestation of that speech, their existence will help us all remember this world beyond our lifetimes.
Memories are relived in unexpected ways
For Ruth, each recipe made me think of a special moment from my childhood. The inspiration for her present comes from memories of the past. I remember the scent of whatever was cooking that clung to her apron when my grandmother hugged me…I canÃ¢â¬â¢t recall ever hearing my grandmother speak. Obviously I did, but all the other images are so much more powerful.
Memories offer painted pictures, the smell of the sea or a freshly picked flower, the sound of a train, a few chords from old song, the warmth of a hug, one seemingly ordinary moment can send us on an extraordinary journey to the past.
Try to remember to never forget,
Julie reminds her 5-year old To cherish the little things, little but not insignificant. Like chalk drawings, carousals, kisses, laughs and hugs. She says, When I look back, I recall most clearly the unexpected hilarity, the joy found in what would normally be mundane.
We are the sum of our experiences…
. . . says Wolfgang, adding that Memories, especially painful ones, help us to refine ourselves.
We often forget that our memories from our past can influence our future. We can choose to take the unhappiest ones to justify why we should be unkind, horrid or mean, or we can choose to take the brightest ones to inspire us to best that we can be.
What memories will you reflect upon today?
May the dots be with you!