Do you ever have these moments when you suddenly recall a memory of something that happened possibly a long time ago, or even just the previous day.
It can come on at any time of the day or night, and stop you right in your tracks and if it’s a good memory you just savour it all over again, you can be transported back to that day and time re-living the wonder.
It needn’t be anything that would make front page news or be of interest to anyone else, it can be funny, amusing, sad or just heart stopping for reasons of it’s own.
It can triggered off by a scent, or passing by a familiar spot, when suddenly you recall a very special moment there.
I recall things from way back in childhood that for some reason or another have imprinted themselves in my memory, others much more recent where something inside me says ‘you will remember this’
It’s not things that you discuss with others be they friend or relative in case they think you’re a bit corny, but I’ll bet we all have them, besides they are usually too precious to be bandied around.
They are wraithlike and intangible and only for your pleasure., but I will share one which I recall, it was some years ago I was out walking my dogs, Tarc a GSD and Whisper the collie, it was a lovely day , pleasantly warm and with the slightest of breezes, we sat on the cliff top and just rested in companionable silence admiring the view across the water. What made it so memorable was the fact that the dogs just sat by my side quietly and waited, where normally they wouldn’t put up with me sitting down without them wanting to do something, it was as if they knew it was a ‘memory ‘ moment. When I experience the same conditions and am on the cliff top, it comes back to me.
I’m not a great believer in religion , but I do often feel that we all have a guardian angel who visits us when we need her, maybe these are her moments with you.
At the end of the little reflection, you give yourself a shake, come out of your reverie and get on with the here and now, The memories are once again locked away in the Golden Secrets compartment for another day.