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This place is for a community of people who enjoy sharing and reading good stories with other people. These will be true stories that we’ll be sharing, ones from our own lives. One of my favorite books back in the day was A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. The first sentence hooked me.
“The saddest thing about life is you don’t remember half of it. You don’t even remember half of half of it.” ~ Donald Miller
That kind of grabs your attention, doesn’t it? Good job, Don. Just a few sentences later he goes on to mention the need to capture one’s own memories on paper because if you forget them, “it’s as though they didn’t happen.”
Okay. So here I am. I don’t want my life to not have happened. And here you are. We must be cut from the same cloth, or whatever it is old people say. If you are old and reading this, welcome. You are very wanted here.
So, how will this work? Well, the most common way for my memories to pop up is when I’m laughing with family about old times, and we feed off each other’s stories—or when a friend shares an experience with me that sparks one of my own memories. Oo, Memory Spark! Just like that, something comes back to you that hasn’t for years, because life is too busy to remember all those cringy, enraging, mushy, and meaningful experiences that make up our lives. But if we forget them, did they ever really happen? (The answer is yes, but c’mon, work with me here.)
So I will spark your memories, friends. I post three prompts a week (Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays) – along with my own memory that matches it – and you can use the comments section to write up your own memory that you’ve been reminded of using my prompt. Feel free to read through other friends’ comments to further the memory sparkage 🙂 Once you’re all set, add your story in the comments that week. Make sure to follow me so you can jump back in for the next story prompt. I’m new to WordPress, so things might start up a bit slow, but hang it there. It will be worth it, I promise 😉
Remember to save your memories on your own blogs! Our 98-year-old selves will be glad we did, when there’s otherwise nothing to do but play online bingo.
May the man or woman who saves up the most memories win*!
*It’s obviously going to be me. Good luck, suckers.