More on Memory

While driving across the state yesterday something in my peripheral vision caught my eye, and in the split second that I glanced at the sky it struck me that the swirl of clouds against the blue sky looked JUST like a marble I had when I was eight.


The mind is such an interesting thing. I haven’t thought of those marbles in years (at least not about the specific colors and designs) yet in that brief moment, while driving 75+mph on the highway, that’s where my mind immediately jumped.

Is there something you’ve seen recently that’s taken you back to either your childhood, or another time in your past?

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  1. I do that a lot with smells. Long forgotten memories spring to the front of my mind just from a whiff of crab paste. 😛

    (I had it a lot at parties as a kid)

    Also, eyes on the road!


    PS – *poke*

  2. I get deja vu a lot. Something happens and I’m certain I dreamed it. Um…. don’t think me too weird, but I have seen the future more than once. I can’t remember the past, but I can often remember the future, LOL!

  3. I love moments like that!

    We recently found some of my old stuffed animals (which my daughters have now adopted) and with at least two or three of the plush things, I was thrown back into specific memories with them. They can bring on strong feelings, those memories.

  4. Nadine

    Love that they sky reminded you of a marble! Certain smells or sights take me back. Just the other day, we were driving upcountry (lots of farms) and it was raining and it reminded me so much of my childhood times in the south of England.

    And now I really want to take a Europe trip…

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