Friday, March 22, 2013

Five-Minute Friday...REMEMBER

"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.

Five Minute Friday


Amber Cadenas said...

"We are where and who we are because of where we were." Nicely stated, Mary... there is such a focus on the present these days (for good reason), but when all is said and done, as you finished here, "what we are is what we remember." Makes me want to remember well. Thank you!

Sterling River said...

I'm forgetting more memories and mixing them up in a jumble these days - i need another stick of memory shoved into my main frame or something - anyway, you got some good points in there!

Denise said...

Good post.

Anonymous said...

I recommended this post on twitter and told Lisa-Jo how good I thought it was. Thank you so much. I loved the idea of 'remembery'. I came to your post from a comment you made on Amber's (above) Keep up the great writing.