The gentle breeze makes the water shimmer slightly as it collects the airborn seeds of the reeds and thistles. A few chirps of the birds can be heard from hidden perches as the sun progresses Westward through it’s ordained arch. The thistles line up perfectly for me as I snapped the shutter. Visually they resemble what to me looks like an echo in time. Each stalk could be the same one at different points in its own existence.
I’ve always been blessed with a great long-term memory. If I’m relaxed enough and there’s no distraction I can vividly recall things like the buttons on a person’s shirt while they ate breakfast. But the details like what day it was or why I was at that specific place at that specific time I’m not sure of. But I digress. Like the thistle line in the photo the further back I go the fuzzier the memory is. Scientists say that bad experiences are the easiest to remember because “primitive man” needed that mechanism to survive. And on the surface that makes sense. If a person was out picking berries and ran into a saber tooth cat and survived then he would definitely need to remember where that cat lives. But in my own experience the most vivid memories are the good ones. Sitting on my grandfather’s lap and learning to count to 10 with grains of salt that I’d knocked over would be one. The birth of my younger brother is also a vivid memory. I even remember ‘Tippy” which was my first dog when I was about four years old. It’s not really that bad things never happened but that they didn’t last. Eventually they became the fuzzy part because I chose to focus on the good things and make them more important.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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