Thursday, August 6, 2009

Getting old part II

I really miss my memory
It’s nowhere as good as it used to be.
I have forgotten more things then I will ever know.

I wouldn’t say it was a photographic memory or even an eidetic one but it was damn good.
You know that game 7 steps to Kevin Bacon? I used to be able to do that with any actor to any actor in less than 30 minutes.

I used to have total recall. I could open a memory in my mind and walk around in it and see stuff like a living picture.
I could remember names and faces decades later.
I could read a text book by skimming my finger down the page and recall the text in perfection.

As I have gotten older this is getting weaker.
Oh, I still have a plethora of worthless information in my head.
It’s mostly movie stuff but there is a lil bit of everything.
From Shakespeare quotes “Tis not as wide as a church door nor as deep as a well but tis enough.” Mercrutio from Romeo and Juliet”
to the club Kate Capshaw sung in at the beginning of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom “ Club OBI WON”

I still have the ability to watch movies in my head but now it’s mainly highlights and snippets.

It sucks getting old.
I fully discourage anyone from doing it.

1 comment:

  1. My theory on forgetting is that people who forget are actually very smart. We've gathered so much knowledge about things that our brains are full and some of the stuff slops over the sides!


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