I interview three different people which being John he’s was a 70 years patient from my parents health care business, that suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and I ask him what the word memory meant to him beside the usual definition. And John being a big time fisher used quite an alluring analogy. You can picture this much like a message written in sand, with each wave that streams over the shore making the composition less legible until the writing inevitably vanishes altogether. The sand illustrates the connection of cerebrum cells that constitutes memory in the mind, and the waves represents time passing. But in his case he memory is like a crazy lottery slot all the time. At any given moment he can forget things such as the location to his house, or in worst cases like a month back he forgot that he’s wife died, so every time he saw his daughter he basically saw her as his wife.
My second interview was of 29 years old Amanda my manager at McDonald’s, In her five minutes of pondering and “uhhhmms” the the main thing that approached her thoughts were in any case nostalgia. She used the song “stressed out” by 21 pilots to relate her thoughts by stating the lyrics “sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young/ How Come I’m never able to identify where it’s coming from.” But, also used the Adele songs lyrics “let me photograph you in this light, in case it is the last time, that we might be exactly like we were” as a stark contrast to her perceptual senses. A large portion of our youth isn’t stuffed in photographs, but rather in specific bread rolls, rainy spring days, glaze air fresheners, textures or basically anything there’s no boundaries. Memory doesn’t really need to be connected to anything physical, however it can.
Memory: On a basic scientific level, memory is just the flow of electricity in our brain recepticals. Recalling images of the past, good or bad. Memories alow us to connect with our past to progress in life.