Have you ever heard of Harry Potter? Silly question for everyone, but have you ever read the sixth book or watched the sixth movie (Half-Blood Prince)? Dumbledore holds a tool that is a blessing in some ways and a curse in others. It's called a Pensieve. A Pensieve, to the untrained eye, looks merely like a bowl of still water. However, when 'memories are extracted' from one's mind, they can be put into the Pensieve and experienced once again. Think about that: if I take a memory from my mind that I don't have anything tangible to assist it, put it in the Pensieve and watch it all over again. Of course, I understand the price to pay with this, but I'm not going to talk about that today (since the Pensieve isn't real, and we're not at risk of destroying ourselves.
|I always miss band, and I always|
miss my friends.
|I miss my black tenor saxophone,|
and I miss playing in jazz band.
|Our senior year of high school|
after our last sweaty day of band camp!
This blog post is not about working through those wishes, necessarily; I don;t really have a way to make it any easier. All I know is that holding those times we wish we could experience over and over again is something that I would love. But I know the dangers of that, too: I could get lost in the past and miss out on all the other experiences I have, never making new ones to reflect on and never getting the best out of the short time I have been given.
That doesn't stop me, sometimes, from wishing I could relive certain memories. Holding time in a capsule isn't as easy as looking at pictures and reminiscing, or seeing certain clothes and remembering some fantastic time. But since it can't actually happen, and if I'm careful not to lose sight of the present, I don't think it can hurt to think about it.
What are some memories you wish you could revisit, if only once?