So the theme I came up with for my first themed month is: Yesterdave! This essentially means I’ll spend most of the month writing about my important / memorable / interesting memories. Sometimes there will even be some meaty stuff to think about with regard to how they shaped me as a person!
Probably not much insightful to be gained about today’s, though – my first memory. The earliest I can remember is being about 4 and standing outside during some sort of recess-like activity at a Montessori school in Austin, TX. It was muddy, and it was raining. I remember bright colors in the umbrellas and the ponchos, but can’t remember what those colors were.
One insightful thing: as I was describing my theme to Mike in the coffee line this morning, I brought up how in terms of influencing me today, what actually happened isn’t as important as what I remember. He then remarked that I should just remember only happy stuff. It is interesting to think about how much I would even want to modify my own memories, given the opportunity. My guess is not much – my sense of identity is too important to me, flawed though it might be, to willfully rewrite its foundations in that way.