Monday, 12 March 2012

Collective memory failure

I met friends in Southbeach a few weeks ago (okay, 24 February - I might as well be specific, now that I can).

We tried to remember the details of our meeting up over recent years, what we had done, where we had walked.

It was hard. Events merged together and were misremembered. Collectively we could paint a fuller picture, but it was a little scary how much of the past was a mish-mash of vague snippets.

In the future I hope to be able to remember all we did this last time, even if reclaiming the memories from before I began this process remains a challenge.

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