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Blue Mountains memories (or not)

I always suspected I had a pretty bad memory, but lately I've realised just how bad it is.

The Gorleen, Katoomba, Blue Mountains


Not only am I absolutely terrible at short term retention (using the chat on Snapchat is a bloody nightmare), it turns out that long term memories that should have had some kind of formative impact on my journey into adulthood also have zero sticking power.

Leura Garage, Leura, Blue Mountains

Cut to a weekend away with the uni girls which was absolute bliss - long meals without grubby hands and kids calling me over and over and over and over again, a beautiful house to stay in, picture perfect high tea, and wine, so much wine.

The Gorleen, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

The Gorleen, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

But here's where it all falls over: the reminiscing. They're telling me about our trip to Forster which I'm pretty certain I didn't go on since I have no memory of said trip, but as it turns out there's actually photographic evidence of my presence.

The Gorleen, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Then they're telling me about going to the beach, a talent show where I allegedly performed a monologue of some sort, a chinese banquet, I mean WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Why are they bald-faced lying to me about the stuff I've apparently done? Clearly if I can't remember it, even on prompting, it didn't really happen?

The Gorleen, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

It’s always made me sad that I don’t have a better memory – I can’t remember much from childhood, and I certainly can’t remember anything before the age of maybe 7, which makes it all sadder when I think of Wolfie and Wilder likely not remembering any of the things that have happened in their lives to date.

High tea at the Hydro Majestic, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

High tea at the Hydro Majestic, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

But here’s the latest theory proposed to me by my team mate at work: the more you do, the less you can remember. Which actually makes perfect sense to me. As someone who has a fear of being alone and not having a full social calendar, there seems to definitely be merit in the theory that all play and no rest makes for a very poor memory.

Girls weekend, Blue Mountains

If only I had more time to capture more memories…

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