Today’s prompt: Wordsworth called memory the “inward eye.” Are your memories more sight-based, or do they concern sound, taste, touch, or smell?
Sight may be the least of my triggers for memories. Music is huge, I remember when I first heard a song, or a concert I went to featuring the artist, or some significant life event that was accompanied by the piece. Smell is big too, especially cooking and baking scents. Memories. I have this tendency toward making noises at odd times, nonsense syllables. I think I do it less than I used to. Kathy thinks it’s weird, even more so when I explain, I was just remembering something embarrassing. She doesn’t hold on to stuff. It’s very much a process for me, the letting go. The memories just flit across my brain, and I don’t think of an image so much as a word or an event. A moment when I did something stupid. A time when I hurt someone’s feelings. I know I’m not alone in this. My hope and my practice is to work on living in the present.