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MOVIES IN OUR MINDS

MOVIES IN OUR MINDS

 

When we close our eyes to remember…

people, places or times we left behind…

Each memory plays inside our head…

like a movie in our minds.

 

A mind that contains our movie archives…

with memories longstanding…

For as longs we keep making memories…

our archive keeps expanding.

 

I can close my eyes and remember as a young boy…

a snowball fight…

Sometimes I remember in color…

sometimes in black and white.

 

I have so many movies to choose from…

a quick search then I press play…

and I can remember friends from yesteryear, 

or moments from yesterday.

 

I can slow the movie down, rewind it 

or stop on individual frames…

I remember reading bedtime stories, 

I remember Grandma and Grandpa playing games.

 

I can replay tucking our children in for the night 

and then without delay

switch the movie to a vacation together, 

a dinner…

a holiday… 

 

There are movies filled with noise and chaos…

others with laughter…some with the tears…

Movies of a family growing up together 

spliced together through the years.

 

How lucky are we to have this ability…

to close our eyes and remember times we left behind…

to access memories inside our heads…

that play like movies in our minds…

 

I wonder if that’s why we close our eyes…

whenever we look back…

To better focus on the movie…

the theater must be black.

 

 

 

 

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