Wednesday, July 26, 2017

False memory or not?

For several days a short movie of a memory has been popping into my conscious mind. It's of a very specific stretch of dirt road. It's in a semi-desert geography. It's in the middle of the day and sunny. The road is slightly downward with an embankment about thirty feet high on the left and a drop off on the right about fifteen feet down. The road makes a tight righthand switchback where an arroyo joins the road. There's a place to boondock in that arroyo, but it's already occupied. I had hoped to camp there, having scouted it out on Google Maps satellite view. I continue on the road another quarter mile or so before turning around and going back the way I came.

The thing is, as I search back through my travel memories, I can't figure out where that road and arroyo would be. Is the memory false, or is there something wrong with my ability to recall when and where an authentic memory happened? I'm getting old.

4 comments:

  1. Even with my blog to refer to I cannot always find the memory I'm searching for.

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  2. I was gonna say something witty, but I fergot what it was.

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  3. Ah yes, they say that the memory is always the second thing to go

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  4. I knew when I found my favorite socks buried in the dirt as they pulled out some Yews in front of the house ... that confirmed my memory is on it's last go around. I really wonder at times what's in store for me. I consider myself young but there are some days you have to wonder. If you have an iPhone that app that comes with the phone called "Notes" is a life saver as a memory substitute.

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