Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How can I remember to forget…When my heart just won’t let me?



The process of remembering what I always knew I knew.

                        
          How can I remember to forget…When my heart just won’t let me?... 


Throughout most of my life, I had reoccurring nightmares and flashbacks of the same haunting scenes. The dreams and flashbacks were as real as life, if not more so. The instant that the memories flashed before my mind, my mind would tell me the scenes were real memories, but a second later another part of my mind would pull the curtain and tell me it was nothing, nothing at all. Sometimes I would faintly hear a voice like a screaming whisper echoing across my conscious mind like a shooting streak of lightning. “Remember to remember.” it said. Then like a fly swatter, another part of my mind would try to murder the words and tell me that I never heard those words at all. But, deep in my soul, I knew I had said those words to myself…sometime long ago…so I wouldn’t forget….just before I forgot….forgot what?…I wondered. Maybe it was nothing, nothing at all. ~ Carolyn Hamlett ~



An example of the process of memory recovery 

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~ Carolyn Hamlett ~