I’ve been thinking a lot about how memory works: the way it can be sweet and nostalgic, or awkward agony.
Also the way it can jump into the present, like an eager friend yelling “here I am!”
We are so often told that we need to let go of the past, but I think there is value in memories of the past. We can see the journey, and see how far we’ve come.
With all of that, some thoughts for the day on memory:
“Without memory, there would be no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” – Elie Wiesel
“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.” – John Banville
“Unless we remember we cannot understand.” – E. M. Forster
Next time you catch yourself taking a trip down memory lane, remember that it’s okay. Your memories are a part of you, and a part of how you arrived here today. 💗
Blessings to you all.