While those other suggestions from Ray Bradbury are wonderful prompts for virtual time travel, layers of memories that we can unfold through thought may be the most meaningful.
For me, thinking about certain things almost brings back to life what I felt, smelled, heard, and saw on specific occasions. And the more thought I put into it, the more it unfolds in my psyche.
I suppose this could almost be a self-analysis. It can be painful, joyful or simply a 3D snapshot to observe something from the distance of time.
It’s important to write down your thoughts before they slip out of sight and out of mind. I would guess that most of us probably tend to procrastinate (and that includes yours truly), believing we can remember to do it later, but only to discover that we forgot to record what we wanted to recall from our past. I have the additional handicap of senior moments.
Don’t feel you have to write the entire episode. Jot down the highlights and review them to keep them somewhat fresh in your mind.
Until the next time…