Memory

Responding to Reena Saxena’s Exploration Challenge #99. Write a caption or short piece for this image.
https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/reenas-exploration-challenge-99/

People once present to me with all their charisma and lust for life are now phantoms in my mind. I try to recall some image that captures their life’s essence but come up empty.

My wife says ” Do you remember Richard, that tall, skinny guy, bald head which he covered with that outlandish hat. He had that red bushy beard which grew down to his chest, always cracking jokes. You must remember. “

I recall the name and his allotted space in the gallery of my mind but Richard is just a reflected shadow lacking the colour and vitality of the original. Everything fades with time.

17 thoughts on “Memory

  1. And so it goes, Len. Sometimes my mind reaches for things that were thought to be indelible imprints on the memory banks, only to come up empty. It’s scary on the one hand, but some of that trivia has no value or bearing other than as trivia bits, so I don’t sweat it.

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