Many authors are taught to write in the now and to write in the moment — and while that idea is good and fine — it does not always allow for introspection from the distance of time.

If we write from memory, instead of from the moment, we immediately enrich our lives, and the experience for the reader, because wisdom and yearning are embedded in the word.

Memes and their memories create shared intelligence.

Memory imbues intellect and emotion belies meaning. 

Memory leads us onto paths we share, but have yet to discover, while emotion — made of fuzziness and heartache — confuses and misleads us by bending light.