Some gathered thoughts on memory:
Wanting to remember & forgetting, or knowing you’ll forget
My father’s memories, & a chosen few passed along to me – of those chosen (or random) few, how many do I pass along?
Emotion recollected not in tranquility, but sometimes in seething emotion, in inner turmoil or pain
Flow of memories, inspired by surroundings & other memories
"I remember deciding to remember the moment"
Linear vs. thematic storytelling
Ways to jog the memory: string on the finger – notes to self – phone calls – emails – Art of Memory – Simonides
Alzheimer’s – loss of memory
Mistaken memories – false memories – brainwashing
Old movies & videos for the family – photos passed down
The attachment of new memories, & new meanings, to family objects
Sensory memory: auditory, visual, textual, smell, taste
Fune the Memorious – the importance of forgetting
How will we be remembered? How can we be remembered? What can we do to insure our memory lives on?