“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” ~Unknown
Like snakes shed their skins periodically, I have come to think we shed a bit of ourselves too. But unlike snakes, we don’t completely walk away from the skin we shed.
We leave a bit of ourselves behind, with everyone we meet, and everywhere we go — also carrying back with us bits of others in the shape of memories as we walk away.
Memories don’t, they never fade away completely. Yes, we keep pushing them away consciously as we try to move on from any kind of toxic relationships or toxicity – as one should!
“Toast to the ones here today Toast to the ones that we lost on the way ‘Cause the drinks bring back all the memories And the memories bring back, memories bring back you” ~ Memories – Maroon 5 (song)
But.. Memories never die. Those bits and pieces of our memories remain suspended where we are!
I used to be afraid of memories. Of losing the good ones. I used to think that perhaps there was a limit to how many times we could remember something and once we had exhausted that number, they would be no more.
So many people we love or hate, so many we interact with in various positive and negative ways.
In the end, Those happy memories are what gives you hope to live on and keep going, And those happy memories you make will be with you forever and ever, and when life gets tough in the hereafter it will be those miniature tiny beaming, gleeful memories that pop back into your mind and help you smile and get through those crazy rugged times.