Obviously, our senses are vital and save our lives many thousands of times a day. Sight, taste, touch, sound and smell are all integral to our everyday experiences, but they also play a key role in our memories.
After the song had finished, I turned off my i-Pod and whilst drifting to sleep, ideas drifted in and out of my head. Surprising clarity one moment faded and blurred as I lost wakefulness and this morning all I could remember is that I had a fantastic. I had contemplated writing it down, but I didn’t and now all I know is that I simply can’t remember it. Maybe it’s something about the lack of sensory aid when you are falling asleep that your night-time thoughts are so hard to remember?
The Magic Position by Patrick Wolf. Which songs evoke memories for you?