We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Memory Search

I totally wish I could search my memories and thoughts like I search the web. 

MEMORY: where did I leave my keys....SEARCH

THOUGHTS: spiritual inspiration I received during Branch Conference but didn't get to write down because I was distracted by the needs of kids around me....SEARCH 

Wouldn't that be so helpful!?!

In Harry Potter they have something called a ... (Julie fill in the blank).
It pulls important memories out of your head so you can preserve them. 
And then they have a thing called a Pensive (I think) where others can view the memory!
So cool!
I know.
Not real but So Cool! 

Wouldn't it be nice to remove awful things from your memory?
Or have saved a memory and then when you have a disagreement on how something happened you could SHOW the disagreeing party your memory!
Booya! 
Or to perfectly preserve major events in your life, in real color!
I've heard there is a debate "out there" as to whether or not Memoirs are fiction or nonfiction. 
Nonfiction because memoirs are true stories of an actual real person's life. 
Fiction because they can be considered skewed or exaggerated by emotion and personal interpretation.
Interesting.
I consider my memory horrible but then sometimes I surprise myself. 
I think the majority of the people I know consider their memory poor at best. 
Why is that? 

My sister Julie has a mind like a steal trap. 
It's ridiculous and sometimes scary.

I love to reminisce with Nathan. 
I love to talk about what we remember when it comes to 
the first time saw each other, 
our dating and courtship
our engagement
our wedding
our honeymoon
etc.
I guess I'm a romantic...or just a woman.
I love this because I want to remember every detail!
He doesn't like it because he doesn't remember everything I do.

Marley just said: "Mom! Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence!"
She has a good memory!
Or we watch Phineas and Ferb a lot?
No, she really does have a good memory. 
I know she's young so her mind isn't cluttered yet, but really she impresses me with her recall.

This is all spurred by a relief society meeting we had about personal history.
My mom has been working on her personal history and each Christmas she gives us (her children) another chapter of her life.
I love it!
One of THE BEST gifts ever.
I'm working on my personal history now. 
I'm trying to do a little bit each day. 
I have been surprised by what I'm able to remember when I sit down and start typing. 
It's fun!

Though I still wish I could Google or Yahoo search my brain!

5 comments:

Chelsea said...

Just wait like 20 years. I bet they'll develop an app for that.

:)

Emily said...

Pensieve

And I totally agree, i wish I could Google my memory! Maybe we can after we die?

Julie J. said...

I think Dumbledore just uses his wand to extract the memories... Also, I'm pretty sure they can still remember the things they have taken out... not sure though.
Send me your history, I want to read it!

AndreaB said...

I would love to have Google for my brain!

And I will definitely start commenting on your blog =]

And yes, I will still be reading the comments on my Europe blog. And I still need to finish it =]

Love ya!

pillingfamily said...

i took a personal history class one semester, and i had to write a ton of stories about my life. so glad i have that...cuz i'm soooo interesting. no. i just have a horrible memory and it's nice to have some of it preserved. plus, something about writing it down helps you remember more.