A to Z Theme 2016

For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.

In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Sense of Remembering

senses (Photo credit: joaoloureiro)

       If you're gathering with family during the holidays or even if you're just out and about where the celebration of the season is evident, your senses may be in heightened arousal mode as you are assaulted with the sounds, smells, sights, and other stimulants that cry out "Christmas!".

       This is a time when our senses might be tapping into our past.  Wherever you may be during this holiday time it's good to stay on special sensory alert.   Make connections with your memory as the senses are bombarded.  Hopefully the memories are happy ones, though undoubtedly some may be wistful or even sad.  Take them in.   They're all part of the story of life.

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  1. I've made some clear attempts at cementing the highlights of this season to my memory banks. :)

  2. Hi Arlee,
    Nice to be here again,
    A great reminder, indeed this is a great idea! looking back to the memories of the past is surely a good thought. I am sure everyone can bring out some pleasant memories from their past life.
    Arlee, I think this post is a kind of reminder to your previous post, which i just missed and in my opinion it is better to give the link of your previous post here in this post so that people who missed it can concentrate on the points or tips you mentioned there. http://wrotebyrote.blogspot.in/2013/12/christmas-time-for-memoir-research.html
    Have a Happy and Blessed Weekend and happy holidays.

  3. Hi, Arlee. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy new Year Lee! Wise advice to let our senses absorb the special memories before they are lost in the busy-ness.


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