Quick little pre-bed (ephiphany)?/Thought

3 years, 6 months ago

I’ve been getting ready for bed, and have just finished off a nice tall glass of seltzer water. Some folks might not like it, but I happen to find it refreshing.

Anyway. I’ve just figured that, it’s not the Seltzer that I actually enjoy, it’s that it’s something familiar; i’m taking comfort in the continual positive memory that constitutes my experiences with Seltzer.

This can be applied to anything, of course, but I think it just reminded me of the nature of our transient existence. Even the things we like the most simply live in our memories.

(Not that this should stop you from enjoying them, or being in the moment!!)

September 2, 2011 at 1:23 am

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

Sometimes I eat certain food and do certain things just because it reminds me of something in the past.

You are not alone haha

Profile photo of Renee Renee C (@themorning) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

Kinda like when we hear a song…perhaps we still enjoy it because of how it made us feel when we fell in love with the song to begin with, and we are remembering that time and feeling.

Profile photo of Morgan Morgan (@m17lee) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

I love that occurance. It’s so comforting. I chew a certain type of gum when I’m missing my Grandpa, because it’s the only kind he ever chews. There are tons of little things like that, that make up my life. I’m a huge fan of remembering special things. I hope I never forget.

Profile photo of Jared Edwards Jared Edwards (@jaredwards) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

I too love my grandmother’s homemade salsa.

Profile photo of Johannes Davidsson Johannes Davidsson (@daokedao) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

Some things triggers memories. I’m moving to another apartment and I was packing the other day. It took me about 2 hours just to pack my books. I got flashbacks from WuDang Mountain and Shaolin temple and the castle in KaiFeng. Everything returned. It was beautiful.

Also if I eat certain food items with pear flavor then I get a fever. I had a bad bad bad fever when I was a kid and was always drinking that pear lemonade. If I drink that now I get a fever for a few hours. =)

Profile photo of Ka Ka (@kaciula) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

NLP deals with this kind of stuff (among other things). All these associations between feelings and sounds/sights/smells are done unconsciously but we can master this process and do it consciously. We can replace bad associations with good ones.


NLP is the shit.

Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 6 months ago ago

I found a notebook from exactly a year ago this week. Whenever I come across journal entries I am transported back to exactly where I was and what I was thinking/feeling at the time. The smell of Trident orange kiwi gum reminds me of my first love who won’t talk to me anymore so that’s a less than satisfactory association.

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