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Remember playing the association game as a kid? You know, where someone says a word and you say the first word that pops into your mind (that is somehow associated with that word) – and the game can just keep going.
Do you have things in your life that you think of and associate with other things? Like maybe a certain song that reminds you of something, or a certain smells that makes a special time pop back into your head. I can remember exactly when Princess Diana died, because I associate it with my being in the hospital (having just had emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy). I can remember the outfit I wore to my uncle’s funeral (I was 12 or 13). Sometimes I’ll hear a song and be transported to my teen years and a random incident pops back into my mind.
Right now, I’m associating the 4th of July holiday with the one we spent my my best friend Sue and her family 2 years ago. The week before, Sue had learned that she had ovarian cancer; so the mood was very “heavy” that evening. There were a lot of tears. I had taken her, earlier in the week, for a pedicure. We took a picture of our toes (and now, looking back, I wish we had taken a picture of US instead).
I remember taking a picture of the evening sky and loading it up on the computer to see a round, white object in the center of the picture that was NOT visible to our human eyes (it wasn’t the moon, which we could see off in a different direction). We all took it as a sign – the light at the end of the tunnel. Sue found that light in a very different way than we expected last March.
Man, I miss her! But I’m glad for the memories and the things that “trigger” them in my mind. What are some of the things that trigger your memories? A smell? A song? A certain place? I’d love to hear about them!