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?
Posted on October 1st, 2005 by Scott Granneman
Filed under: musings