Since my last episode with my IV shunt, I’ve become more appreciative of what makes a memory
the smell of cooking of an apple pie in the oven
the sound of my favourite music 🎶 on the wireless
the feel of my iwm fleece, that I wear when volunteering
All these things meet up in the information store in my brain where those clever little neutrons in my head store them for future reference in this vast library 📚 of learning. There’s two other sections of this library, one holds a giant encyclopaedia of facts……the semantic section, whilst the other contains a multimedia extravaganza, full of music, pictures, film, tv and photographs
now since my shunt was revised, there’s been a bit of a mess in the semantic section, and it’s sister branch the episodic section….which holds memories of events and such. It’s not that I’ve completely forgotten about certain things, I just have to go back a few pages to remind myself of things
photographs help. Show me a photo of a place I’d been at and I’d be able to tell you the who the where and when the photo was taken. It’s probably the reason I’ve taken an interest in using a digital camera, for a visual cue usually triggers a memory of an event
and of course there’s the memory aids – Those colourful notebooks full of my random thoughts and scribbles. Now i’ve set myself up on wordpress i’ll occasionally share the ramblings of what i’ve picked up in the day, but it always pays to go back to the source – even if it is to source out that chocolate cake recipe i picked up in cooking demos.