Monday, September 11, 2017

It's all about creating memories

It's been a while since I posted. Whilst I enjoyed writing this blog, the intention was always for this to serve as a place that would help me capture some of the memories of these precious years. Social media took over and so I stopped feeling the need to blog. But I found social media to be too intrusive and I couldn't really write about what was on my mind so I stopped posting. And thus came about this chasm in memory land.

I wasn't really going to do anything about it until one day recently squiggles discovered my blog and started reading it. There was some stuff she liked and others she was embarrassed by. It served as a good reminder about why one should not blog. But a few days later my brother called me and said my niece was inconsolable after having read one of my blog posts. I couldn't imagine what could have led to it.

But when I read the post I got it. Whilst it wasn't a very well written post, the raw emotion there was startling. I think at the time he didn't know I was blogging and so I had written it never fully expecting him go ever come across it. It took me back to that time so clearly. I had forgotten how emotional it had been and how much it has affected me. And it made me start thinking that I was glad I had captured the emotion of that day so I could revisit it. And it left me with a feeling of regret that many other experiences, emotions and thoughts remain lost in time.

I don't know how much I am really going to blog but it feels good to write this one.

Hello to myself.