Memories are so precious to us that we choose to store all sorts of things in boxes as cute and unique as possible. Airline tickets, receipts, love cards, souvenirs, are just some of the things that we store.
We store things to keep alive memories that we do not want to give up.Every time we discover them, we revive the memory.
As far as I’m concerned, I kept from love letters from childhood to poems or simple drawings created during some boring classes. I do not have a box, I think I have 10.
In each of us, there is a desire to keep as much of the past, not wanting to let it pass, even if the things we preserve are no longer of any use and should be discarded normally.
But what happens to the stored memories?
Storage of memories has a dual meaning. On the one hand, we want to keep them alive, but on the other, we have resigned, we are determined to go further, to create new memories. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.
The reality is that memories enter into a kind of vegetative state. They live in the box, but in fact, it may take years to open those boxes, depending on how often you get melancholic.
In fact, any random happening that is called a memory is important because it means it was not forgotten. Not every occurrence becomes a memory. That would mean we can relive our life as a movie that would last about … yes … a lifetime.
People have the ability to record an infinite number of memories, but man chooses to store only one part, he is selective, but even more, he sometimes also takes some memories out of Heaven with the help of Forgetfulness.
How do we distinguish a random occurrence from a memory?
It is an ultra-fast and involuntary process. We do not stop to reflect about which occurrence is more meaningful and we do not submit them to an analysis. It simply happens. I assume that memories are the happenings that have had a greater emotional impact and not those that may actually be useful to us later. Memories make us who we are today.
But memories are not the accurate reproduction of events, as it is known that we change them unconsciously throughout our lives.