I choose to think about memories today and the odd ones we have. Some things it would seem we should never forget, yet we do. Other things live with us forever for some unknown reason. Recently I was talking with 2 people that should have many of the same memories I have. Yet we all remember completely different things. Some memories they have, I would have sworn I was not even there for. It was like hearing a story for the first time. My mind just did not register the memory like theirs did.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. ~Michel de Montaigne
It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
And this I believe to be so true and perhaps my favorite...
Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things. ~Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal