"Remember that time when......?" And then you can just fill in the blank. Sometimes it draws gales of laughter, sometimes it elicits tears. But always it is a reminder of....back when. Back before we were us.
Remembery, as my kidlets used to call it, is what hold us together. It joins us with ourselves. It connects us with our families, our friends, our churches, even with our country. It is our common-ness. It is what makes us who and what we are.
True, we have only the moment. It's a really odd thing if you stop to consider that while we are always in the present, the present lasts only an instant. And the future might never be, so that leaves the past as the main event. We are where and who we are because of where we were.
Old friends are gold, and our siblings are part and parcel with ourselves, because after all is done, what we are is what we remember.
The Time Of His Life
5 years ago