For this week’s TITMT, Janet used a modified version of a question I sent to her. This week’s question is about your memory.
“What is your earliest memory(ies)? and adding my own personal touch, why do you think this memory has managed to hold such significance over the years?”
My earliest memory is very brief. I remember being in the backyard of my house with my mother. She was sitting in some kind of lawn chair reading a book. I looked up, probably because I heard a noise, and saw one of those small airplanes. This one was dragging one of those advertisement banners behind it. Being less than two years of age and having never seen one before, I was quite excited by the site. That’s pretty much it.
Why is this memory significance? It’s not, really. It’s next to void of emotional content. I think the reason is because I identified it as the earliest while I was still young. What’s strange is that I don’t remember when I first tried to identify my first memory. But the result of that first attempt yielded the answer I gave above which helped reinforce it in my mind. Since then, it still returns to me now and then.