Memory works in strange ways. It’s fuzzy, sharp in random places that stood out, gone. Forgotten memories are one of the most frustrating things for me. It never made sense, why we forgot things. I always wanted to be one of the kids who had a photographic memory, the ones I read about in books. Turns out there’s a study hypothesizing that forgetting things is the mind’s way of preventing information overload/ mental disorders and keeping that huge amount of space for new memories.
So it’s important to forget things, for the 99.999999 percent of us without a photographic memory.
But some things I just can’t let myself forget. Like these Cambodian kids here, the ones who shook my hand and stated their names proudly.
So I made a list.
Here are the Names To Remember (spelling is not known)
Charlie and/or Chawee
Right now, I’m able to match a face to every single name.
I hope my brain doesn’t filter this out.