They told me things are always in the last place you look for it, I can’t remember where I heard it though. But where do you look if you lost your memory? How do you retrace your steps when your past is a blank canvas? And how would you know you lost it if you never remembered having it to begin with?
Maybe losing your memory would be the best thing to happen to you. Think about it. You could watch your favourite movies and books and enjoy them again for the first time. Of course, you wouldn’t remember that they were your favourites so would need someone to tell you and could you really trust the opinion of someone you didn’t know?
If you’re one of those people who enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them, then you could learn all about your friends and family all over again. Then again if you’re anything like me, and don’t care for people all that much, then that’s not really a plus.
You can also experience all of life’s joys all over again. Exploring fantastic places and trying great foods and seeing incredible sights. Unfortunately, that also comes with re-living some of life’s lows like dealing with rejection or dealing with the loss of a loved one you came to terms with years ago.
On second thought, losing your memory probably isn’t all that great. I’ll have to try and remember that.
Behind the Random: I’ve often wondered what it would be like to get amnesia, so it’s something I’ve thought about a lot. Not so much the slowly-losing-your-mind-to-brain-melting-age but the sudden-who-am-I-who-are-you-where-are-my-pants kind. I’d even be willing to experience it, so long as it was temporary.
I did have a short story in mind for this but somewhere along the line I forgot it. Ironic, I know.