memory

“According to a recent study, just as you can’t step in the same river twice, your memories are changed by the act of recalling them, meaning that every memory we have is colored by the times we’ve recollected it before… recalling a memory more often makes that memory less accurate, and that every time you take a memory off the shelf in your brain, you put it back just a tiny bit different” (Chant 2012).

~

How I looked on this day

Was different from how I felt

Was different from what I thought

Was different from what I was

How I looked on this day

on this 12′ x 8′ screen

in 1080P

is different than it looks in my memories, my memories

It’s different than how it looks in my memories

It’s different than what I envision

Different from how I feel, different from what I remembered last time

When I hold out my hand

And touch my memory

~Sammicakes

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara says:

    I love every bit of this. It is both visually intriguing and incredibly thought provoking.

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    1. sammicakes says:

      thank you! this idea of memories altering and fading each time we remember them really struck me, glad you felt the same ❤

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      1. Sara says:

        💗

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  2. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful writing, and intriguing concept too.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. sammicakes says:

      thank you as always Jude ❤

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      1. judeitakali says:

        very much my pleasure as always.

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  3. Belladonna says:

    Wow!!! I felt this

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