Tuesday, August 22, 2006

One Question Out Of 20

Over at Barbara's (Mastersblynn) she has a "20 Questions" thing which looks very interesting.  I'm just answering the first question now, maybe finish tomorrow.

1. A month before it happens,you're told you're going to lose your memory so how do you prepare for it and do you attempt to regain what you've lost?  I'd use my brain.  Literally.  Knowing the powerful connection between memory and our senses, I'd ask my family to videotape me doing all the things I enjoy.  Eating my favorite foods, sniffing flowers I like, playing my piano, and I'd make sure they videotaped themselves, talking and interacting with me on that tape.  I'd involve all my senses so that when my memory failed, I would view this tape to know which foods to taste - that would help revive a memory, and what flowers to sniff - again, helping strengthen my memory; and I'd listen to the voices on the tape, putting them with the faces and making connections, so that when I saw those people (who are actually my family) I would remember that tape and the sounds of their voices.  The power of the brain, this incredible muscle, this organ like no other with the ability to actually contemplate itself (that astonishes me all the time), I'd use it all I could because it's a medical fact that memory improves with use, just as the brain does.  I'd make those neural synapses till I dropped from exhaustion, and this is how I'd regain my memory, bit by bit.  Everything I've ever seen and done is imprinted on my brain and in my memory.  Should I ever lose it, I could get it back the same way.   

8 comments:

mastersblynn said...

Wow!  Great answer!!! Barbara

queenb8261 said...

Very interesting.
Barb  

siennastarr said...

That question reminds me of that movie with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler... can't remember the name of it, but.. he falls in love with her, but every morning when she gets up (because of a serious car accident she was in) she doesn't remember him.  So, it's like he has to start all over everyday courting her again, because of her amnesia!  It's a cute movie.. :)

Jackie

jmorancoyle said...

That's an excellent question, and an excellent answer. Very definately, I would video tape everything. And I would have my family talk about our lives and their memories, good and bad. And I would write my heart out. Put everything I can think of on paper. If I lost my ability to read, I'd have someone read to me. Florwers, smells, tastes, textures. You're right. Every sense.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/JustaThought

onestrangecat said...

great question and terrific answer!

Kathy

lurkynat said...

dear Kathy,
very interesting response! bravo! hugs,natalie
http://journals.aol.com/Lurkyant/Interface/

debbiewebb4465 said...

This looks good! I'll go check it out ~ your answer is great though!
hugs Debbie ~xxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

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