The other day, while waiting for my appointment to see my cardiovascular doctor, two females had gotten off the elevator, 1 was much older then the other and toting a cart for her breathing bottle, the other appeared to be either her friend or her Granddaughter. The older one had taken a seat directly across from me and sat down, normally I try my best not to stare at people and go about my business but this senior citizen had drawn my attention, enough so that as I glanced at her, our eyes had met and locked for a few moments. In those few moments that our eyes had locked, I felt something that I hadn’t encountered in my lifetime.
There was something strange going on in my mind, it was almost like getting Flashbacks of life with no stops, almost like being on a runaway train. All of a sudden I wanted to ask her if we met one another during our lives somewhere. I’m not sure how to explain it but I wanted so much to ask her, “if I could see life through your eyes, what would I see?” Even if I did in fact be allowed to see her life through her eyes, I know there would be certain parts of her life that are private and forbidden for anyone to see if one ever could.
In a lot of ways, our mind is like that of a roll of film, recording every single moment of our lives, and like a roll of film, we splice and patch and cut up parts that we experience in our life. Our mind can hold unlimited amounts of memories and sometimes, we want so much to share our lives with others, almost as if we want to unload those memories on to someone else to experience.
Have you ever looked at someone very intently and imagine peering into that person’s archive of memories? Even if you had been given permission to do so, would it be right? It almost feels like a Taboo subject if one were to think about this. What do you think?