Was It Memorable?
And Why. . .
Meetings and moments of all sorts can be scheduled. They also happen spontaneously without much or any planning. I wonder: What makes them or anything memorable?
Even if specialness is promised, there isn’t a guarantee. The wondering continues. The word and concept of “memorable” led me to look for quotes that might provide additional insight. Of the many found, these particular words resonated with me:
If those committed to the quest fail,
they will be forgiven.
When lost they will find another way.
The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone,
whether successful or not,
provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
attributed to E O Wilson
I didn't initially recognize the name of the quote's source, so a quick search led to a discovery. Identified as a scientist, Edward Osbourne Wilson, was a Pulitzer Prize winning biologist who was much more than that. Since putting these first thoughts into a draft, I have seen a bit more about Wilson - and that process of learning is memorable in its own way.
And then thoughts bring me back to memorable? In the moment. Longer? Now, that's to be seen. Who really knows how what when where and why a memory is remembered.
The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com
Nina Hollander, Broker - marked as an event and minimized as a non-event. Perspective plays a role. And timing. Always timing. And speaking of timing, I hope you are continuing to adjust to the recent shift of our clocks.
Michael Jacobs thanks, Michael... I had to take a cat-nap on Monday and Tuesday to deal with the hang-over from DST. Today, my schedule won't allow for it and I have a 5pm appointment, as well. I'll probably be falling off my feet by the end of the day.
Nina Hollander, Broker - may your 5PM appointment and the rest of your Wednesday be memorable for the right reasons.
Michael Jacobs 😹