A to Z April Challenge

During the month of April I will be doing a different spin on my memoir posts. It starts with a song. Each song will be followed by a brief essay that is evoked or inspired by that song. You might want to click on the YouTube link to hear the song as you read the piece I've written. Or you can listen to the song lyrics first and then read. Whichever way you choose, I mostly hope you'll read and leave a comment with your thoughts about my post. Thank you for visiting and please follow the blog if you are not doing so already.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Sense of Remembering

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senses (Photo credit: joaoloureiro)

       If you're gathering with family during the holidays or even if you're just out and about where the celebration of the season is evident, your senses may be in heightened arousal mode as you are assaulted with the sounds, smells, sights, and other stimulants that cry out "Christmas!".

       This is a time when our senses might be tapping into our past.  Wherever you may be during this holiday time it's good to stay on special sensory alert.   Make connections with your memory as the senses are bombarded.  Hopefully the memories are happy ones, though undoubtedly some may be wistful or even sad.  Take them in.   They're all part of the story of life.

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4 comments:

JoJo said...

I've made some clear attempts at cementing the highlights of this season to my memory banks. :)

P V Ariel said...

Hi Arlee,
Nice to be here again,
A great reminder, indeed this is a great idea! looking back to the memories of the past is surely a good thought. I am sure everyone can bring out some pleasant memories from their past life.
Arlee, I think this post is a kind of reminder to your previous post, which i just missed and in my opinion it is better to give the link of your previous post here in this post so that people who missed it can concentrate on the points or tips you mentioned there. http://wrotebyrote.blogspot.in/2013/12/christmas-time-for-memoir-research.html
Have a Happy and Blessed Weekend and happy holidays.
Best
Phil

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Arlee. Happy New Year!

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Happy new Year Lee! Wise advice to let our senses absorb the special memories before they are lost in the busy-ness.