There are times where I have some completely random memory from long ago pop into my head. I mean, these memories are usually random and unimportant moments or interactions with people that make up our days, the type that usually just get dismissed from our consciousness as we progress through our days. I’ve started saying ‘thank you’ to my brain when they crop up, as they are in some ways like seeing an old friend. I’d even go as far to say that they have the vividness of déjà vu, just that you actually HAVE been there before.
Today’s memory was from when I was about 4-5 years old, and I was at my Nana’s house in Waltham. It was dusk, and I was in her living room, and sitting on the chair that she’d sit in to watch TV. My sister was there too, and my Nana was watching us for my mom and dad while they were away on a trip. I think that we had some sort of a ‘treat’ – such as a cookie or something. There was just a warm, welcoming feeling of safety and security. That was my whole wide world, and I so enjoyed being there with her.
Maybe this is my self-conscious guilt stemming from living so far away and not giving my girls that daily interaction with their grandparents that they deserve. Maybe it’s just random. Either way…’Thank You!’.