Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I sold a memory once



E-bay sells memories. The E-bay buyer of my memory probably was going to resell it. Perhaps the future buyer was doing the opposite; buying a memory.

The strange thing is these memories are not bought and sold. It’s only the symbol of the memory. I still have the small memory of my grade school lunchbox back in a corner of my brain. I just don’t have the rusty lunchbox in the corner of my basement.

Music generates many memories for me. Happy, sad, or just pleasant impressions of past events play along in my head with many songs.

“One for my baby” doesn’t revive any specific memory. It brings an image of small hole-in-wall bar with one sad customer left. My blog brain heard it and I started comparing it to blogging.

I’ve got the routine put another post in the blog
...
You’d never know it
but buddy I’m kinda poet
and I got a lot of things to say
... 
and thanks for the cheer 
I hope you didn’t mind 
my bending your ear




I can’t blog

20 comments:

sparkle.farkle said...

I hear you loud and clear. When something is going horribly wrong and the radio is playing, the first thing I do is turn off the music box. Man, on top of everything else, I don't want a crap memory barnacle-billing itself to a perfectly good tune.

lisleman said...

Thanks for sharing.  I don't think ahead as good as you.  The music would keep playing for me.  I wasn't even thinking about preventing future associations.  "crap memory barnacle"  that's a phrase worth remembering.

Jillsy Girl said...

Very true about memories being in the mind, but it's still hard to give away a tangible item linked to that memory.

lisleman said...

It was not to hard to sell the lunchbox but there are many items in the category of priceless.   Depends on the memory and the item.  thanks

savannah said...

18 moves over the course of my married life have sort of separated me from things. the memories have to do because i've lost/misplaced/given away so many things in the name of efficiency and then there's the cost of moving stuff...we still seem to accumulate stuff all the time that always seem so necessary! wow, that was a ramble, wasn't it, sugar? xoxox

lisleman said...

Not really considering it was 18 moves.  thanks

Bearmancartoons said...

I had a Batman lunchbox.  Can't remember the details of it though.

lisleman said...

Some joker probably made you forget.
thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

I had an old metal lunch box - Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, as I recall  But I loved on a submarine base when I was in elementary school, so I'd have liked the one in the photo.

lisleman said...

Interesting but since you wrote elementary school, I assume that was a typo in your comment.  I recall liking the TV show Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea so that probably why I liked the lunch box.  thanks

Shrinky said...

Ahh, music really are memory disc's, aren't they?  I find certain scents and smells also often snap me back to a certain time or person, too.

lisleman said...

thanks for coming over from across the pond - much easier than sailing or flying.  Yes scents are a big memory related sense.  Wishing you the best of memories.

Webs672002 said...

Eloquent, beautiful post.
But it made me miss my Bionic Woman lunch box. ;)

Webs672002 said...

By the waym this wa Dawn@LightenUp! I didn't post my name right. Doh.

Barbara said...

Every song I hear is like a time machine. So weird!

lisleman said...

thanks for adding a little more info.  You should put your blog link in your DISQUS profile so comment readers can just click over to your blog.  Given the increase of replacement parts most of us will be bionic by 70.

lisleman said...

It's not weird.  Music and memories go together most of time.  thanks

StarTraci said...

I love that box. I have never sold anything before on eBay. I like the idea that while you sold a memory, someone else bought one.

:-)
Traci

lisleman said...

thanks - Do you think I could sell a tag line to e-bay?  Something like - Keep your memories alive - sell them to some else.  I'm glad you liked the idea.

StarTraci said...

I think you have a winner! I'd hire you as an ad man.

:-)
Traci

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