A World Apart

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” 
Aldous Huxley, English writer and philosopher. 

Several years ago I devised and ran a course on Memory writing, Take a Trip Down Memory Lane. The first course was run in 2009. Since then I have presented this course in several places, my own home included, and for a variety of organisations.

But yesterday I began to think, or ask the question, What is the difference between Memory Writing and Writing Memoirs?

Memory writing is just as it says. We write down a memory that we want to keep to pass on to future generations or in some instances, simply for ourselves.

My introduction to the course read “Stories have been used throughout history to pass on information and beliefs to following generations.  The books of the major religions of the world tell stories and our history books tell stories.  What about cave drawings…

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2 responses to “Memories

  1. It is all memory whatever we choose to call it. As I get more mature I have come to understand the need to create physical records of my parents memories, my mum is now 91 but her memory is still very good. I am already the keeper of the family history research records and some photographs that can’t ever be reproduced.

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  2. Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, it is all memory


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