… you recall some moment from childhood, last week, or last year.
Suddenly in your mind – as if it just happened. Fresh, as if you are still there.
Feels absurd, such realistic recollections, something absolutely without consequence from so long ago.
Sometimes not so far back …
Sometimes, what is left behind after a meeting.
After the game, after lunch or after an argument – like crumbs left on countertop after late night snacks.
So insignificant, yet evidence.
Reminder that the moment happened.
Appreciation of great things, great moments, that happen in our lives doesn’t often happen in that moment.
Those great moments, disguised moments, we likely call ordinary, routine, just stuff, or inane.
Moments of realization – as they occur, or decades later – so profound. Just as often a nothing for other parties to the originating moment.
They won’t recall.
Or will they?
My point. Rather, my observation. Maybe those moments weren’t nuthin’s.
Maybe they were something important.
Must have been.
Imprinted in our minds, especially after so long – more than obscure misfiling of miscellaneous trivia in our brain’s hard-drive.
Matters more. Matters at all. It matters.
Not always apparent.
Maybe the important thing to note is that there is a why, some reason that moment has stayed with us, some reason that moment is etched in memory.
True, sometimes there is a correlation in my out of the blue memories that some pretty girl was in the room at the time – but I don’t think it is just memory imprinting of hormone driven adolescent moments.
Or … maybe I’m continuing to have adolescent moments.
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
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