Memorability

If you want to live a memorable life you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember.

— Joshua Foer

This quote showed up in my random quotes today, and it seemed so fitting that I had to mention it. I haven’t been writing much on my blog lately. In part it’s because my laptop died. It took weeks to get everything back up and running. In part it’s been because I was sick, and then I hurt my back, so I’ve spent a lot of time in bed.

Primarily, though, it’s because I just haven’t been writing. That’s bad, because my memory is absolutely terrible. It fails me so consistently that I no longer trust it. I do trust what I’ve written down, though, so I use my blog to back up my memory. It’s a great backup, but only if I take the time to write things down.

To some degree, our personalities are the product of our collected memories. If I have nothing to remember, then I will be no one. That’s a terrifying thought, an unacceptable thought. I want a memorable life, but if I’m going to be a person who “remembers to remember,” then I must remember to write!

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