Dead, or: Malleable

A landay

Memories are quite malleable;
Everything decomposes before recomposing

I think so but can’t say for sure, because passing time adds false memories and modifies real ones.

Stephen King (b. 1947)

39 thoughts on “Dead, or: Malleable”

  1. Oh the mind and memories – is is very interesting how 2 people standing side by side experience the same event yet their memories are divergent enough to question whether they saw the same thing! Memory is very plastic and so the “recovery” of lost memories is a very dubious endeavor…

    1. yep… and I’m pretty sure that somebody could shape her/his memories deliberately if he/she repeated something to him/herself enough times…

    1. A story about memory: I lived for a brief time in a European country as a child. There was a cereal that I enjoyed there. that I hadn’t seen in the US. Decades after we moved back to USA, I found the cereal and bought it. It didn’t taste like my memories at all.

        1. Or because tastes change over 20 years and I don’t like all the same things I liked when I was 7. Or recipes change. But my memory was that this product was the best cereal ever, and tasting it 20 years later…it was not.

  2. Memories will always be stay saliently our one corner of the heart ๐ŸŒทโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™
    how much we want try to delete also in vain only , so we will cherish
    Our memories ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Your word choice is incredible. Youโ€™ve allowed memories and losing/gaining them to appear as a physical process in my mind. Really cool and interesting to reflect on!

    1. referring to experience: am currently reading sentences claiming to be ‘haikus’ while only be factual sentences written in 3 lines… grrr ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Memories are the ultimate tricksters. Unless events are documented, time and experience wreaks havoc on the reality of the neural path.

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