Monday, December 10, 2007

memory fading out ...

Nostalgia may be painful. Nevertheless, it is quite agonising when you realise that many of your memories are slowly, silently fading out. When you try to recollect various time-periods of your life, your are confronted with some faces floating around and some scenes blinking in and out of sight. You focus your attention on some of these scenes only to realise that they depict some random incidents that have occurred on some arbitrary occasions and are quite inconsequential. You have no justification as to why your memory chose to register these sequences so strongly while overlooking the actual major events. You might consciously force your memory to gather those moments that you feel are important and should be treasured. It will cough out a few flickering images and you have to carry out extensive extrapolation to make them coherent. But you begin to wonder how much of it is a genuine part of the memory and how much of it has been cobbled up just now using your imagination on how it should or could have been.
And then, you sigh and give up .... after all, soon you wont even remember that you were trying to hold onto those fading memories.

4 comments:

kunal said...

blog the memories :)

can't help with the old pre-blog era memories though ...

nipun said...

hey hey, i can do without most of my memories :P

dutt said...

actuallly, i came across this interesting theory which might to some extent explain your !

Every thought or incident actually liberates some waves(analogous to light) and they will be travelling all the while in all the directions and (as in law of affinity,) when it reaches a mind with similar tastes or thoughts it will enter that and as u mentioned, they will leave a mark... ! Others just move away searching for other .. [;)]wat say !

mythalez said...

@kunal, well when you dont know wat exactly your memories will end up to be ... its not very easy :P

@nipun, really?

@dutt, quite innovative :P