Monday, September 20, 2010

Memory Flashbacks

So, the other day "Becoming Jane" was on TV, and I got sucked in to watching the last chunk of the movie, which reminded me of the first time I watched the movie. It was the summer of 2007, and I was living in Branbury with DeAnna and Jessica, and next door to the girls. We all went to see the movie, and I thought all knowing about Jane Austen's life. However, just before the end of the movie, Alissa starts getting really upset and said that if she doesn't end up with THE guy, she is leaving. Well, as we know, Jane Austen never got married, and Alissa stomped out, possibly cursing as she went, refusing to watch it end.
I hadn't thought about this in SO long, but as soon as the movie was on, my mind flipped to that memory almost immediately.

I think it is so amazing how you can not think about something for the longest time, and then have a small trigger and then it all comes back to you? Now, I realize I have already blogged about this (in 2008) but I just had to share it again. Our minds are absolutely amazing and have an enormous capacity. James M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan said, "God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December". I fully agree with that. It is a way that His tender mercies are given to us; as we remember these random times, we have little signals that He is aware of us, and wants us to be happy and have rich, memory-filled lives. What a blessing!


Jessica & Thomas said...

How true! That's a good quote. Good times as well. Though I didn't see the movie, I remember the whole ordeal. It was quite amusing. :)

Mara Hinton said...

That's so funny, I totally agree. It is bizarre the connections your mind makes with memories and how quickly it can do it. Just the other day I was reading a magazine and saw something about One Tree Hill and it made me flash back to watching it in the dayroom and playing with your hair while you leaned on my leg and we talked about how cute Chad Michael Murray was... :)