a while ago i posted this in my LJ:
"ive been reading generation X by douglas coupland
and its quite a fantastic book
theres a chapter called "purchased experiences dont count"
which has prompted me to ask a question to everyone out of sheer curiosity
and i shall pose this question in a form of a direct quote from the book:
"after youre dead and buried and floating around whatever palce we go to, whats going to be your best memory of earth? what one moment for you defines what its like to be alive on this planet?"
sorry if it sounds like im trying to be all bohemian and shit
but im honestly curious
because i know everyone, no matter at what point in their lives, has experienced something that made them see past all the consumer marketed bullshit, and horror in the world.
one experience that made you stop and think that maybe the world isnt such a bad place after all
for me it was the black out last summer and laying on the hill looking at the stars, while the whole of the midwest scrambled to find generators to turn their precious air conditioning and tvs back on
im curious as to what memory springs to mind for other people after reading that quote"
2 of the 40 some odd people on my friends list replied to it
when i inquired to other people why they ahdnt
their reply was
"i couldnt think of anything"
i dont buy it
i dont care what kind of person you are
someone who sits around all day long thinking of society's ills,
someone who cant distinguish their ass from a hole in the ground
my theory is, that EVERYONE has a memory along those lines
a memory that no matter what happens in their lives they will always be able to go back and exist in the moment again
i know what my memories are,
i have way more then the one i wrote about
but im insanely curious as to what other people's are
so hopefully someone in this community has some things theyd like to share
itd make me ever so happy
(PS i apologize if this is weird)