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February 08, 2007


The other day I decided it was time to delete a particular person's information from my phone. When trying to move on from something, it's easier not to have little reminders such as their name at the top of your contact list, an inbox full of text messages, etc.

It helps....a lot.

Then I thought, of how it would be if we could delete something from our memory like we can on the phone. A bit of information, a memory, an experience.

There's not much I would want to delete. I believe most things have a purpose. But I can think of a couple of things that I wouldn't mind deleting...

Like this particular person's phone number...not good to have numbers memorized when drunk.

I could think of a song or two that I would love to have deleted from memory.

The time I saw grandma naked...I could live without ever picturing that again.

So, my question is...if you could delete something from memory, would you?

Posted by Sissy at February 8, 2007 09:57 PM | TrackBack

What a fantastic question! I have a couple "most embarrasing moments" that I really would like to delete and would like to delete from others' memories as well. I think there are a few men I would delete from my memory. Although they might have served some purpose, in the big picture, I choose to forget them. Therefore delete.

Posted by: Morrigan at February 8, 2007 10:07 PM

Hmmmm... I have done so many embarrassing things I can't figure out which one or two to pick. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at February 9, 2007 08:01 AM

YEah, i think there are some things I'd like to delete... things that really did nothing to make me who i am. Unlike Morrigan... they aren't men, but experiences. Morrigan can't delete those men... then we can't write that book we talk about.

Posted by: Bou at February 9, 2007 08:34 AM

If I need it deleted, I take a sip of an alcoholic drink. If I still remember, then I take another sip. And so on. And voila - it's deleted. Unfortunately, during that time, there's a whole host of new memories that need erasing. Hmm...need to work on my delete function.

Posted by: Mrs_Who at February 9, 2007 09:04 AM

Not too long ago I embarked on a similar path of deleting all traces of a man that professed with all his being to love me. What precipitated my need for deleting everything including his memory? He neglected to tell me he was married.

So after deleting over 2,000 email and text messages, contact info; after destroying letters and cards, I am unfortunately still left with several months of excrutiatingly painful memories I wish I could erase, which in my estimation, served no purpose.

Unfortunately, the only way to delete them is to try and find a way to live well, and to ask God for help in me getting past that pain which lingers still today. Nothing else really works for me. Time is the greatest healer and deleter, so I have to bid time... time.

Posted by: Carissima at February 11, 2007 11:57 AM

Yes, I would've deleted some memories of one particular person.

And I would've regretted it a few years down the road.

I'm glad I don't have this power.

Posted by: Harvey at February 13, 2007 01:18 AM