Friday, June 1, 2012


An elderly couple had been meeting at the same park every sunny day for over 12 years... chatting, and enjoying each other’s company. One day, the younger of the two turns to the other and says, "Please don't be angry with me, but I am embarrassed, after all these years, my memory is not what it used to be. . .What is your name? I just can't remember."
The other friend stares at her, looking very confused, and finally says, "How soon do you need to know?"

Memorial Day has triggered me (reminded me) to write about memories.

Memory is here today and gone tomorrow. Memories are part fact and part fiction. Barbara Kingsolver wrote in Animal Dreams, “Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” Memories are somewhere between imaginary friends and blood kin to truth. Either way, they are present at every family gathering, especially at many family gatherings.

I wrote two pieces about memory:
1. What is the function of memory in our perspective? Read more here.
2. What about recovered memories and forgotten experiences? Read more here.

I also wrote a history of God in 250 words, just for fun. Read more here.

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