I get flashbacks very often, images of memories in my life good, neutral, and bad.
Almost anything can trigger them, smells, songs, conversations, situations, whatever, some I even find myself puzzled wondering where that memory came
Anyway, I was musing to myself and thought I'd see if any of you in ATS are interesting in sharing yours or a general 'flashback' type thread. I
imagine many of us have painful and joyous memories triggered so I'll start with two of my own.
Painful memory flashback:
When I was about 12 years old I found my grandmother dead at the foot of her stairs when I called round her house, vacuum cleaner on top of her.
Try as I might to think of other things, if I see someone doing their stairs, or I'm doing it myself I have that experience burning in my mind.
The whole lot, the chain of events, emotions, even the smell, all recorded in my mind and triggered every time.
Beautiful memory flashback:
Walking home through the hospital grounds after watching my son being born, I was in the happiest state I think I've ever been in my life. It was a
full sun winter mid morning with dew glistening on the grass, everything was perfect.
All except in my haste the day before I'd left my wallet at home, so I was walking with a smile, although tired, it wasn't too far.
Then, in the sparkly dew kissed grass was a £5 note smiling at me. I took this lovely piece of paper and caught a taxi at the rank by the hospital
entrance a few yards further on.
Every time I see dew covered grass in morning sunlight I flashback to the day my son was born, but this time the emotion is a thrill of deep love,
beauty, and tears of joy.
I love seeing dew covered grass
So, that's my first examples if anyone is interested.
Please feel free to share yours happy or sad, and what your trigger is. I'm always interested in the human side of us all, good bad or ugly, and I'm
sure I'm not the only one here who ponders about such things?
...or maybe I am and y'all just think I'm just weird lol