remember a day before today

“Memories aren’t static… If you remember something in the context of a new environment and time, or if you are even in a different mood, your memories might integrate the new information.”…”When you think back to an event that happened to you long ago — say your first day at school — you actually may be recalling information you retrieved about that event at some later time, not the original event.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use a character’s internal monologue to show the changing of memories during recall.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you were discussing memories with a family member or childhood friend. Were there discrepancies in the memories? How does it feel to think about your memories being inaccurate?

Art Prompt: Memory

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the intricacies of memory and how our perceptions of our memories shape our lives.

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