Day 1 – A very good place to start

(By the way, you might want to read the previous post before carrying on.)

Memories.

They are such amazing things.  You can have such a visceral full-body response at simply the thought of someone, or something or somewhere.  While this may not be the desired effect when thinking of a past uncomfortable, sad or difficult moment, this is exactly what you want to feel when thinking about something good.  It’s like a mini-non-harming drug.

My mentor, Rae MacCulloch passed away on Christmas day.  I’m still greatly saddened by her passing, but I can’t tell you how often I’ve smiled in the last few days because of  thinking about her.   Pretty much  99.9% of my memories surrounding that woman are amazing.

Memories are beautiful.

(By the way, if anyone wants to challenge my definition of beauty, feel free!)

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One thought on “Day 1 – A very good place to start

  1. This is an excellent example of beauty. And it can be as complex as beauty–that visceral, sometimes physically painful sensation of anxiety one can get in the presence of someone with whom one is really in love, for example, can roar back with astounding power when a really acute memory is invoked. Especially a sense memory involving scent . . . scent is beautiful! Write about scents, Nat! 😀 Happy New Year!

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