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Memory is not as cut and dry as remembering and not remembering Deep within a persons subconscious are things that may not want to be remembered or cannot be remembered but these memories are still there The opportunities to find the path to reveal these memories lies deep within they just need to find the right outlet Life experiences come and go and the mind retains the information from each occurrence but some are more prominent than others Some memories are avoided and some are cherished No matter what memories take a toll on a persons psyche Sometimes memories flood present thought or the pure exhaustion of trying to forget something can be very draining Beloved by Toni Morrison and my own experiences reflect the toll memories can take on a persons life and the effect they have on the persons life as well Experiences of my own have made me double think the memories I can recall Makes me think that even though I can layout every detail of a particular memory I still doubt whether that event actually occurred Even though the event was between me and another person the other person because of the nature of the event would deny it happened which again reinforces my doubts when the memories occur Is it a story that I conjured up as a child and now in adult life believe to be a memory Since the memory is negative in nature that could possibly be the reason why there is doubt It is my way of avoiding the memory because maybe if I make myself believe that the event never occurred then the memory is not really a memory just a recalled fictional story A fictional story is definitely easier to swallow rather than the reality of the memory Reality of a memory or a story can be a scary thought What if life experiences cannot be distinguished from actually recalling an event that
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