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December 15, 2010

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Lisa

... we MUST get 2 the flagephant!!!

Pete Hindle

This is an interesting topic for me, because if the whole of 2010 was suddenly stricken from my memory I would wake up 3 stone heavier and about 100% more healthy. So, that would be a huge jump.

Seeing as this isn't that sort of blog, I will not talk about wanting to remember all the great sex that I had this year. That would be weird, too, to wake up and only remember all the hanky panky that you got up to. I just read about a version of the afterlife where you relive your life in sorted order, so after sleeping for eighteen years you go to the toilet for five months. I guess only remembering the one thing would seem like that.

Perhaps what I would want to remember would not be the gradual strength returning to me, the travelling to see loved ones, the holidays abroad, but instead the mental process that I got to work on this year; the ideas of freedom and creativity that I had a chance to think about because I was too incapacitated to do anything. But really, what I would want to remember is how to juggle four balls, because that took ages, and I still haven't mastered five. However, I would be more than happy to forget all the time I have spent dropping all the balls and then picking them up again, because I'm not too attached to those memories. They can go.

Cassandra

Hi Pete,
You are quite right. This isn't a sex diary. Buy hey, thanks for playing.
Actually, you can't have been feeling too completely devastatingly bad if you were able to get up to a bit of that during this very difficult year for you. As I know your story (just a tiny bit) I think you have done well to scrape out some good bits in an otherwise terrible year, or two, or are you going on three now? That in itself is a wonder. I remember when I was ill in bed for weeks on end and couldn't even find the strength to put pen to paper. I busied my head with thoughts of 'when I get better, this is what I'm going to do'and thinking about how much I desperately wanted to claw back any thing that remained of my former life.
That book sounds interesting. Care to share the name? In another comment. Not only to add to the numbers, but because I am actually interested.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment.

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