RANDOM ACT OF METAPHOR
Fireflies of Reminiscence
Hmmm, how can it be that certain precocious memories endure through the years even while my memory becomes quite hit and miss?
I must confess that my memory has become rather fickle now that Iâ€™m 50+. There are times, particularly on stressful days, when I think: Oh yeah, I have to remember to do that just as soon as I finish this e-mail. Four hours later Iâ€™ll remember that I forgot to do that very important thing.
And yet, a random happening can trigger memories that are decades old.
Elton John`s Tiny Dancer plays on the radioâ€¦ and instantly I`m taken all the way back to my carefree college days when my life was a mystery just beginning to unfold.
The mingled fragrances of a woodlot rise in the wake of a thunderstorm â€¦ and I`m taken all the way back to a 1977 summer day when a sudden effusion of mint scented the air after a passing rain shower.
An eager young boy with his fishing pole balanced on his shoulder passes byâ€¦ and I`m whisked back 37 years to spring days spent fishing for perch at the mouth of creek at Selkirk.
Fireflies of reminiscence which keep rekindling themselves â€“ random acts of metaphor to remind me that the most exquisite pleasures of life are very often the simplest and most unaffected ones.
~ Michael Robert Dyet is the author of â€œUntil the Deep Water Stills â€“ An Internet-enhanced Novelâ€ â€“ double winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards 2009. Visit Michaelâ€™s website at www.mdyetmetaphor.comor the novel online companion at www.mdyetmetaphor.com/blog. Visit www.smashwords.comto download a free preview of the e-book version.
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