Memory makes us. If we couldn’t recall the who, what, where, and when of our everyday lives, we wouldn’t be able to function. We mull over ideas in the present with our short-term (or working) memory, while we store past events and learned meanings in our long-term (episodic or semantic) memory. What’s more, memory is malleable–and it tends to decay with age. So stay sharp by learning about the science of recollection. Psychology Today
I don’t remember being born and I won’t remember dying, but between these events I have made, and will make memories. As part of moving from Magnolia House where we lived for 35 years, boxes of photos were moved several times and now some are are at the Barn, but the majority are at Casa Luz my house at Stinson Beach. I “work” on them, but usually for no more than 2 hours at a time. There are still thousands in boxes unopened.
Lots of the photos are just thrown away. But every once in a while a picture moves me, reminds me of a time I had forgotten, of a person who disappeared as life moves along, of a place and time I only know because I recognize the people.