MEMORY PRESERVATION

I have a few moments in my life I wish I could freeze and preserve. Unfortunately, not all of them are under the happiest of circumstances. One I actually have a photo of. It is of my hand and my grandfather’s hand when he was dying. I tear up whenever I see it or think about it, but it is a memory I hope never fades or goes away. It is such a powerful and vivid memory I have of me and my grandfather. And yes, I know how inappropriate it sounds to take a cell phone picture of your dying 93 year old grandfather, but nobody said anything, so I am pretty sure they got why I did it. Some other memories or moments I have that I wish I could physically relive over and over again are the times Allie and I are with each other, not saying or doing anything. We are just sitting, hugging and enjoying each other’s company. It may seem boring to just sit there and say or do literally nothing, but that really is my favorite thing to do when I am with Allie. I am fortunate in that I get to do that every time I am with Allie and I cherish every moment of it. It’s those little “nothing” moments that actually mean something. I am sure I am not the only one who thinks like that. I have numerous memories that I think of fondly, but only a select few that I would actually want to relive over and over again. I have great memories of friends when I was younger, but most of them involve doing kid activities like going to Chuck E Cheese or something like that. The memories I have with loved ones that are vivid, I tend to hold close to me. Family and the ones I consider surrogate family are the ones I know I will have memories with forever and in the next lifetime. I want to hear from you guys and whether or not you have any moments you would like to hold onto and preserve. Thanks!
-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “MEMORY PRESERVATION”

  1. Those moments when we are together just hugging and not saying anything are some of my favorite moments. Holiday moments from when I was little when my Nana was alive. The memories of when my niece and nephews were born are so special. Those are memories that are so special.

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