Five Minute Friday: Forget

There are days when I feel I will never forget: the memories of my childhood, my loved ones who have passed from this world, the moments I glided across the dance floor, the children I have helped experience learning. There are days when I believe that the special moments in my life will be in my mind forever: the time I laughed so hard with my grandmother and godfather that the tears rolled down our cheeks; the time I walked up on the stage to receive my first university degree; the time I held my baby in my arms for the first time. As I think back on my life, the moments flicker continuously in my mind. Happy moments, exciting moments, moments of dread and anguish.

There are days when I feel I will never forget. Even though I forget to buy an item on my mental grocery list ,or where I have put away a sheet of paper, the memories of my dear ones and my past stay with me. In moments of solitude and quiet, I think back on my history. Do I have regrets? Sometimes. Do I long for those moments again? Sometimes. But each time I look back, it is with a grateful heart that I have been able to live my life.

There are days when I feel I will never forget. And I hope I never will.

Five-Minute-Friday-badgeDo you often think back on your past?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: forget)

15 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Forget

  1. In the special moments, we think we’ll forget this moment… but then we do. Our memory and replay on the moments grows dim. There are still some things that are imprinted on my mind forever and I don’t know that I’ll forget…. when my mother died and how the snow fell that day. The emotion of birth and the exhaustion along with joy afterward. Some things are good to forget but others we hold so dear.
    Thank you for this reminder! Happy Friday to you! (Your neighbor at FMF # 28)


    1. It is true that the momentous occasions are the ones that remain with us. I have found, however, that when thinking of loved ones (whom I left behind in my move North) the oddest memories pop up in my mind 🙂

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  2. Great article Colline! ☺ My journeys to the past are mostly to meet my memories with my granny and my children. Even if I would loose all the photos or anything I got from them my memories will be forever. Have a peaceful and blessed weekend!


  3. You will never forget Colline, you have so many treasured memory’s in your mind that are stored in your Heart, think of it as an Album of Treasured Emotions.


  4. As I’m getting older I find it so weird that I can remember the words to all the 70’s and 80’s I listened to growing up; yet I struggle remembering what I had for dinner two days ago. 😊
    Beautiful post, Colline.

    ~#89 on linkup


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