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I’ve written before about how I have a terrible memory when it comes to things that happened before my dad passed away in 2006 – and quite honestly, I think the timeline really extends well into my adulthood. I don’t know if it’s a defense mechanism or a mental health issue or just how I am, but honestly, the older I get the more I realize that I recall very few details about my life unless there is a picture or a journal entry associated with it.
What I am capable of remember is feelings associated with certain things. That’s why the holidays can be so wonderful and so emotionally difficult at the same time – all of the lights and sounds and smells bring back lots of “feeling-memories” that I guess I just don’t deal with most of the time. Football season does the same thing. Whether it’s the sounds of the marching band on a Friday night at a high school game or the broadcasters telling the story of an NFL game on Sunday, there are warm and cozy feeling-memories associated.