I am wondering what form my memory is taking. It seems that this depends a great deal on myself.
I have little to say about events, good or bad, creative or destructive, but much about the way I remember them - that is, the way I start giving them form in the story of my life. I am starting to see how important this is in my day-to-day living.
I often say to myself:
"How will I remember this day,
this sense of accomplishment, joy and satisfaction?
How will they function in my ongoing task of self-interpretation?"
~ Henri Nouwen,
The Genesee Diary