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.
mentally regurgitated by ZomBee