Friday, March 06, 2009

Memory?

G and I love watching Food Network, Science Channel, Discovery, and Travel Channel among ESPN and NBC and CBS and KERA, and others. Dang looks like we watch TV the most. But do note that most of the channels we watch are just not entertainment but educative entertainment. As much as I like watching How I Met Your Mother, I also enjoy watching How It Is Made. You get the point.

So our recent favorite program is this half hour show called Brink on Science Channel. It is a fun program on the latest Science innovations and hosted by this cute cute cute Aussie dude called Josh Zepps. I just learned today that he has nothing so ever to do with Science but he does a great job hosting it and making it interesting.

Last night I was watching last weeks DVR'ed episode of Brink and they discussed about memory. They took the example of how we remember our 8th birthday vividly with lots of details? Well think again because what you did on your birthday is not what is exactly in your brain right now, it is what you thought it is or what you think it is. The reason for this being our brain works on a SAVE AS mode and not on SAVE mode. Everytime you pull out a memory you create new images along with a fresh feel to it. Which puts a new spin on our recollection capacities in terms of judging people on witness stands and such.

Anyway, my point is, then my whole blog is a lie. Every little childhood incident that I have narrated here has been twisted and adapted with what I think it was not what it really was. Gosh! Now I am trying hard not to think of anything in past lest I adultrate it more.

SOS! Panic...my whole life is a lie, whatever I think and thought about things are all contorted! Gawd Dang...my future is not sure, my past is not sure and who cares about the present...Dang, Dang, Double Dang!

Hopefully I remember all of you as what you are and not as what I want you to be :P
ART

6 comments:

Suchi said...

Goodness!! So we are all living a lie....or atleast remembering it that way.

Hehe....like ur new poem in the profile ;)

P said...

hah! now tats tricky! if we dont recall our past treasured moments, we WILL forget... and if we do recall we will adulterate it??? Personally Im all for adulteration, I think it makes the memory better for us!! :)

PS: U shd write a jingle! Ur rhyming capacities will make u a hit! :) :)

Shar said...

lol....Awesome post, Anu.....

Anu Russell said...

I guess so girls...we are all thinking back and saving our memories as lies....wahhhhhhhhh...

Thanks Suchi and P :) for the encouragement for my poem...i hate doing those...grrrrrrrr

Thanks Shar

Prasanthi Neeladaran said...

Really, u sure? Mahn! I thought my brain cells were just far too superior as they remembered many intense details from school/college! Arrrrrr

Trevor Penn said...

Changing colors doesn't change forms... that's how memories are. ;-)

Besides who cares if it is a lie. Everyone lives in their own world anyway.