posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 02:45 PM
I have a memory of being about 2 years old (summers of 1973) and out for a ride in the stroller with my sister. At some point my dad's car pulled up
(the family was going for a picnic) and my sister picked me up out of the stroller and handed me to my dad through the car window. I still remember
the driving wheel with the distinctive chrome circle inside it (my dad drove a '66 Rambler at that point).
I've found that the best way (for me at least) to unlock early memories is to lie down and listen to songs that really tie me to my childhood, either
because my sisters and brothers used to listen to them back then, or it played on the car radio on road trips back then... for example, Gary Wright's
"Dream Weaver" is very powerful for helping me unlock memories of when I was four or five.
Now for the strangest memory... I was five when I dreamt of being in a huge ballroom with huge windows... There were a lot of people, men wearing
suits with knee-breeches and white silk socks, women with huge dresses. Then the scenery changed, and I was in a small dark cabinet, being held by two
men because I had just come to from fainting... I was a servant girl wearing a grey dress. I was panting, my hand was on my chest, and I was telling
the men I was OK.
From what I read later on, such a scene would've fit with Europe (either France or Austria) circa 1775-1780. I've tried to remember if I had
previously seen (I was five!) a movie or read a book with images about Mozart or something. But why would a five-year-old have such memories of
And why would a five-year-old BOY dream about being a woman?
[edit on 20-6-2004 by Otts]