Today I started to tell a friend about something from dinner the night before. Except that she was at the dinner. And sitting at the same table! Even when prompted, I couldn’t really remember!

This does not warrant a blog post. Anybody who knows me well knows that my memory for these kinds of more mundane details is pretty porous. This kind of thing happens all the time.

I’m writing this so that when I’m much older, and still forgetting things all the time, folks can use this as a reference point before concluding that senility is setting in.

I’m afraid that everyone else will forget my forgetfulness!

Author: Benjamin Mako Hill

Rebel with rather too many causes. And your host!

5 thoughts on “Memory”

  1. Well the greatest things in live come sometimes from unexpected corners.

    Being myself come to age, i sometimes refers to the good sides of this phenomena ie encountering new friends all they long ;)

    Now, if i only could remember where i stored this story on the net ….


  2. “The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
      Friedrich Nietzsche

    I share the same bad memory.  I’ve never been in such a situation of telling something that happened one day before to someone that was in the same place, but I had once told a friend about a movie we watch together, as if she haven’t watched it.

  3. Heh, I’m the same. My father always tells me “If you’re so forgetful now, how are you going to be when you’re my age!?”

    I’ve decided to make the best of it though. I’ve lined up all my favourite movies so that when I really start forgetting stuff I can watch all of them again. I can’t wait watching Fight Club for the first time ever again.

  4. I’m actually glad that you posted this. At times I fear I’m the only one in the family who just can’t juggle and organize all the important and not-so-important thoughts. I guess I forget that I’m not alone.

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