Carl T. Holscher is a compiler, writer, tinkerer, coder, designer, thinker living in Bethesda, MD.

 

Slipping Away

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I have a terrible memory. If I could outsource all of my memory, I would. If I could channel my memories into an iPhone or other device I gladly would.

I would love to have my life recorded from my perspective and available to playback and remember clearly as things happened.

It would stop me from idealizing past things that weren’t nearly as good as I remember them. It would allow me to remember things I’ve said, commitments I’ve made and what my thoughts and opinions were and are.

I would be most interesting in how I’ve changed as a person. I can look back and try to remember, but my memory is feeble and fraught with error.

I would love to be able to look back with crystal clarity at my past. I do not wish to dwell in the past, only to remember what I cannot.