Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ive been meaning to post on here for a while now about memories, and what triggers them. a while ago, i think two weeks, i was driving home from sledge hockey practice through the reserve with the windows down. then all of a sudden i smelled something that instantly took me back nine months to when i was in Haiti, and it was as if i was reliving the whole experience in a matter of seconds. I also love the smell of Freshly cut grass, not just for the reason that it smells good, but because it always reminds me of when i was a kid and when we used to spend hours cutting the grass. it reminds me of the satisfaction that came after all the work was done. it also makes me want to get a slurpee because when i was younger and we were finished mowing the yard dad would always take us out to get slurpees. this also happens to me with sound, or mainly music. when a sound or song jolts your memory to a certain point in time. this happens to me with a particular album, Electric Presidents self titled album. when ever i sit down and listen to the album, im instantly transported to five or six years ago when i first heard the album. when i was laying on the bed with the window open and the sun shining and the sound of the city floating through the window. i remember that it was hot, and i feel the exact same mood i felt as when i first listened to it.

its interesting how our minds work, how memory's work. i don't know if i will ever be able to comprehend them, our minds and memory's. and im ok with that, im just glad i have them.

" It was all in our heads. It was all in our heads.
The sky was never falling; it was all in our heads.
So sleep well tonight. And dream some good things.
The sky was never falling. It was all a bad dream."
Farewell by Electric President.

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