A funny thing happened on the way to my life

Recently I was quietly working away at my computer, diligently delving into something important. I don’t remember what it was. But I had a sudden urge that forced me away from my computer and my oh so important work and into the kitchen. It was at that moment surrounded by my refrigerator and my stove that I suddenly wondered why I was there! Fortunately I was all alone and my stupidity was not apparent to anyone else. However I’m sharing it with you for one very important reason: it is happening to us all!

My mother referred to her momentary lapses of memory as her Senior Moments. My mother was entitled, she had been around for 89 years! That’s a whole lot of stuff to remember! I don’t have quite as much stuff oozing around my brain. I have not lived through a depression or a world war. I haven’t raised three children and saw the evolution of technology. But I still think I’ve got lots of stuff to remember. I had a wonderful childhood, I did the university thing and college. I have traveled and I have had boyfriends. Some were good, and some were bad. That’s the traveling and the boyfriends! But I am also significantly younger than 89 years.

As I was in the kitchen trying to remember what on earth I was there for, it struck me as quite funny. Three seconds later it struck me as quite sad. Since I’m a positive person by nature I went back to the funny. I maintain that the space between our ears is finite. As we gain new memories each and every day we need to delete some of the unimportant stuff in order to make room for the new stuff. Think of it as cleaning out your closet to make room for more shoes. I like that analogy. I like shoes.

I can remember so many incidents from my childhood that there are more than a few I would be willing to forget. I would even give up some of my memories from University. Actually there are some memories from University I would like to delete from the cosmos! Okay, but it was fun! Aren’t we all in the same boat? There are things we would like to forget and things we pray that we will be able to remember for the rest of our lives. I have a wonderful memory of kissing a boy at the edge of a lake under the moon on a warm summer’s night. I am so not giving up that memory!


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17 thoughts on “A funny thing happened on the way to my life”

  1. Just as well I love you, buggerlugs. 🙂 Anyway, wouldn’t I have told you about kissing some lad by a lakeside? I haven’t have I? Shit, maybe I have. I know I’ve spun you a few whoppers but I think I’d remember that one. 😉

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    1. Lolz sis, was just telling Laura tonight about some of the whoppers (stories) you told me when we were in our teens – bloody loved them and the ones where I prayed to God that they were real – feckn so disappointed when you couldn’t contain yourself any longer and said ‘ahhhh, sorry, made it up’!!! xxx

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  2. Pam, I still feel like a giant sized eejit – thought my big sis had totally lost the plot with my mum’s age! Pub – rainy afternoon? Sounds like a plan. xx

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  3. Beautifully written quiall. Life in all its shades allows us to see and feel everything. And don’t the good bits feel so good after the struggle of being and doing the craziness in life.
    Mind you, the whoppers that seem to be coming out of the woodwork up above by a certain section of this blog may need looking into. That drink your having, take a tape recorder, I think I want to be in on this later 😀
    Thank you for sharing your ‘life’ 🙂 Namaste

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  4. Mark you are definitely invited! One kind gentleman and three crazy broads . . . yep this could be one for the books. Or maybe we would prefer there be no permanent record? hahaha Thanks Mark.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Quiall, and I would love to be there. But like you, it would take me several months by kayak to get there. But I would have such a thirst 🙂
      You could be right though, no records…otherwise I think the tabloids would have a blast, especially knowing a little of the Bardess’s background 😀 (psst, don’t tell her I said that) 🙂

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  5. …and then we play Trivial Pursuit…
    I think of all the University, Master’s degree, and Ph.D., and all the tons of other trivia I have garnered in this spell of disability…how much could I just do without. Well, based on the simple questions I just went through on my solo Trivial game, I can’t do without much of it, and in fact, am missing quite a bit. I guess I am a Trivia whore, and well…proud of it!

    Great Piece Pam!


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