Israel of old was termed stiff-necked by their King. They didn’t remember the victories of yesterday. The man without a past neither has a present nor a future.Imagine a world without Facebook and Instagram. 2001 perhaps. Now imagine a world wi...
Israel of old was termed stiff-necked by their King. They didn’t remember the victories of yesterday. The man without a past neither has a present nor a future.
Imagine a world without Facebook and Instagram. 2001 perhaps. Now imagine a world without the internet, storage devices and the modern computer. 1947 maybe. Go ahead and imagine a world without cameras. What did Galileo really look like? Imagine a world without paintings- without pencil and canvas. Was Spartacus really a dwarf? What of Alexander the Great? And Jesus Christ?
Imagine a world without memories.
What if I can’t remember my family? What if I can’t remember my friends? What if I have to find a new sweetheart everyday because I forget the last one as soon as s/he is out of sight? What if I can’t remember the scent of my mother’s hair, the tilt of her lips when she smiles? What if I can’t remember me, or you?
The function of the distant and the near past is to furnish us with memories. The point of interaction is memory. We live to provide ourselves with the memories that will guide tomorrow. Knowledge is an accumulation of memories. Creativity is an intelligent application and manipulation of accumulated memories.
Memories make life worth living. They make it pretty. Cherish your memories. They are your pivot. They are your connection to reality. Don’t despise your memories. They are the reason you’re human.
Imagination is the ability to look and to see. It is the ability to live. Sightseeing isn’t bad business. And sight isn’t the privilege of a few. The blind aren’t those without optical eyes. They are those who have only working optical eyes. The dead aren’t in the cemetery. They live among us. Some of them are friendly, wealthy, healthy neighbours. But they cannot live beyond their senses. Reality to them is only what they perceive. To imagine is to create. And to create is the privilege of the living.
Remember yesterday. Remember today and tomorrow also. Imagination and creativity- they are our memories of the future! Memories are the winds for your sail. Build up memories. Let them fill your thoughts. Every story is a lesson. Everything is something. And until we draw something out of everything all is not done.