14 November 2008

Speaking of Reminders . . . II

A couple of days ago I mentioned an article in the Wall Street Journal. By the way, if you only have time to read one paper a day this is the one you should read.


Anyway, the article goes on: "What if we want to remember more about each passing day?" Well, you could keep a journal, a tangible record of why something was meaningful, kind of like the precursor to many blogs including this one; and maybe taking photographs, organizing and labelling them, will reinforce memories too. Hmm, why does that sound familiar?


"But remember that forgetting can very useful, says Dr. McGaugh: 'If you used to go out with Bob and now you're married to Bill, you want to be able to say, 'I love you, Bill.'' " (I know it isn't very clear, but those marks after Bill are two single apostrophes, one for I love . . . and then another for If you used . . . and finally a double apostrophe for the whole paragraph lifted from the original article. Isn't this fun. Maybe some grammarian will help me out.)

Do you ever wonder where the original of this statue resides? What is an 'original' of a statue? Check it out here.

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