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Circling Back - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Circling Back
One of the things I love about blogging is the way it reinforces shared memories, while also demonstrating that each person remembers different things about the same experience. That's an obvious point, but still valuable. cpratt has been doing this "Because It's My Blog" series in which he reprises old photos. Today I was in one of them with Chris. And Kim was the photographer. It was fun to remember that day together.

Mode: churning
Muse: the TV on which my parents are watching Judging Amy

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cpratt From: cpratt Date: October 22nd, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The horrible embarassing thing is that I had basically no memory of what actually happened that weekend until you and Kim jogged my memory. In fact, I had even forgotten Kim was there - she's not in the picture, so I somehow assumed you'd taken it yourself. I had to immediately rewrite that post the second I realized my mistake... d'oh!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 22nd, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, it does look like the sort of picture I take by myself in which I'm looming in the foreground off to one side. We took enough drives with various people and without them that it's understandable that you might not remember. I have a very good memory for that sort of experience, as does Kim. You also have had contact with a much wider social network than either of us. Interestingly, I often forget my students' names and sometimes even their faces shortly after the semester is over. It's like my brain has decided for me what to discard and what to keep. Of course, you'll always be a keeper in every sense. . . :-)
cpratt From: cpratt Date: October 22nd, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Trust me, it's not that I took a lot of drives or anything... it's just that my memory is really, really bad most of the time. You two are basically the only people from those days that I still keep in touch with, you know.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 22nd, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Not that there were that many people to keep in touch with, right? By keeping in touch with me, you can know about what other acquaintances are up to.
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