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August 12, 2021

Thursday Thoughts…

allenrizzi

Memory recall is a uniquely human trait. While other animals certainly have a memory, we alone are able to recall at will things from the past for learning and mere pleasure. Our memories last our entire lifetime but are often obscured a bit as time moves on.

I can plainly remember a time in Oceanside, California when as a youth of 16 years, I and my friends rode on the backs of  marine whales. We would paddle up to them silently on our surfboards, coast a bit and then jump on their backs for a quick ride. Out of all of those who participated, I seem to be the only one that can recall the incident. It was over 50 years ago and yet I remember the whole affair clearly as if it were yesterday. That fact that I can remember this when others can’t only means that I must…

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