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Remembering Through an Old House

Microstory: The old house was filled with things that reminded them of themselves, of each other...even if these things were just in the background.}



We’re living in a time when retro and nostalgia are in style more than any other past era. So what things do we tend to remember? We obviously remember the big things…the big events, things that changed our lives, the milestones.

But there are also things in our minds that are hidden — things that are not linked to any big milestone, but when we see them in a photo or suddenly hear them mentioned, we get a more vivid recollection of the feelings of a particular time in the past than the polished memories of the big events always at the front of our minds.

How is it that these little things in the background sometimes live so strongly in our heads? They didn’t seem “important” at the time — but they were powerful enough to sometimes spark a stronger reaction than memories of an entire big event.

There is a saying by Cesare Pavese, saying, “We don’t remember days — we remember moments.” Maybe those little things remind us of the moments.





Related to the prompt “Retrospective.

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“The Time-Comber’s Book, #6: Impassable Technology in 2014” (Flash Fiction Series)

First installment of "The Time-Comber's Book"

Artwork of Senior CitizenEntry 6

Again, the portal took me to a more recent time: 2014. This time, I popped up in the back of a post office, floating above cardboard shipping boxes behind people standing in line.

At the counter was a senior man, being told that he had to file his postal insurance claim online. He explained, politely, that he was told he could come in. He said did not have “that Internet.”

However, at that moment, as he stood there needing help, he was told there was no way to do it in person.

So he left and went back to the bus stop.

Seeing the progress of humankind throughout the ages, I know things will change, leaving old processes and ways behind — yet I have never seen yet an “insurmountable” task very often because of it.

There should always be an alternative to technology for those who don’t have it — and for when, God forbid for most, technology fails.


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