These are my musings and observations on my daily life, loves and the laughter that are all a part of my experience of living now in the shires of England.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Memory loss

There comes the day when it is evident that people have forgotten you. It could be at Christmas time when you realise that you are no longer receive the regular greeting cards or when you are looking through your address book and a name on a page causes your heart to ache for an unconscious reason.

So what do you do then?

Do you try to jog their memories or do you begin to forget about them as well.

In traumatic situations people often say that they don’t remember what happened; they insist that they do try to remember but they have a complete loss of memory of the event. It is often believed that this is the body’s way of protecting itself.

Although trauma induces automatic recall failure there are times when I think it is important to simulate memory loss – to attain the same healthy result. Then you can move on to the new opportunities that are waiting for you and not be held back by dreams of ‘what if’, ‘maybe’ or ‘perhaps’.

So, the other day I was thinking about ... oh!

Who was that again?

I think I'm forgetting ...

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

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