Which good memories are better — the recent and vivid ones, or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?
I think both types of memories have a different emotion associated with them. Newer ones create a more excited feeling, whereas older ones make us a little more nostalgic. Now, of course, every emotion is different, and creates a different emotion. You won’t get excited thinking about your recent break-up, unless, for some reason, you do. Maybe it was a bad relationship and you’re happy to be rid of that jerk.
Back on topic. Let’s just talk about good memories. One that pops to mind for me is from a few weeks ago. I met someone who inspired me, and I never thought I’d get the chance to meet. That was an extremely exciting moment; I’m still excited about it.
But when I think about older memories, there’s a different emotion. Happiness, comfort, nostalgia, whatever it is, it’s not quite the same.
So which is better? I hate to be the person who can’t decide, but I think they’re both the best. It’s nice to have old memories to look back on and smile. But it’s also good to have newer ones to get excited about. Without those, we would just look back at the old days, and never see what we have now. It’s nice to think of new and old together. It gives you a sense of where you’ve been, and where you are now. That just makes it even more exciting to wonder where you’re headed. What new memories will you make? What’s next in your story?
For The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt
Part of the Daily Blogging Challenge July 2015