don’t forget to remember
are three heads better than one?
better than two parrots?
better than none?
the whys and wherefors?
the meaning of life?
the bananas on the grocery list?
the appointment to take my mother-in-law shopping tomorrow?
i can remember 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
but sometimes it’s good to remember
the name of that last book i read. .
Lately I’ve been reading about memory – how it works and how to improve it, though I have yet to launch on that particular self improvement path. I guess I never really considered why the mother of the nine Muses in Greek mythology would be named Mnemosyne (memory), suggesting that perhaps the connection between an agile memory and creative ability are inextricably linked. It makes sense that the more choices one has, the more mentally archived material one has readily available, the richer the creative production.
What am I reading you ask? Well, Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer at the moment, but you can be sure I’ve ordered more memory books from the library. Yet another avenue to pursue in the relentless pursuit of creative excellence! I must start building my memory palaces soon. Ah! maybe that’s what these art journal pieces are – elaborate memory palaces to archive thoughts, feelings, impressions in a way that cannot be forgotten!