Friday, March 30, 2007
Misty watercolored memories
I have always prided myself on having a pretty good memory. Well, at least I have always had a pretty good memory for things I want to remember. I am not one of those people who keeps lists of things I need to do or have to do. I just make a mental note of what I need to do.
I don't know whether it is a byproduct of aging or the result of lots of things on my mind, but some of those mental notes have begun to become illegible. Lately I find myself sitting in meetings listening to some of my staff rattle off information I have asked them for while I stare at them blankly. Then I calmly ask, "Does anyone happen to recall why I asked you for this information." Then it is their turn to stare at me blankly.
Fortunately there are just minor things I am forgetting at this point. If I start forgetting to wear pants to work, it could start to become a problem. But then again, Albert Einstein was absentminded and did stuff like forget where he lived. And he was a freaking genius. So perhaps my becoming more absentminded could be perceived as the downside of me being a genius.
Well it's possible.
What was I talking about?