Monday, September 8, 2008

Pensieve

I love to read ~ give me a good book and I can go 24/7 just reading. Instead of telling you my all time favorite book or author. I want to tell you my all time favorite thing from a book. It's the one thing I wish were real, the thing I wish I owned:

A Pensieve, from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A Pensieve is a stone bowl that can contain memories and thoughts. When your mind gets too full, you can put your thoughts in the Pensieve. A Pensieve can also hold the thoughts and memories of others. And the best part of a Pensieve is that when you choose to look at the memories, they are shown to you in third-person point of view ~ an omniscient point of view.

I frequently revisit, in my limited and 'ocupado' mind, things from the past. I wonder if the words I said to a friend were misspoken, I spend time trying to recall words and faces of friends and family, I think of my struggles and wonder if I saw the situation correctly.

I want to throw all these memories and thoughts into a Pensieve -- I want to see them all from a bigger perspective and understand them. I want to see them from an omniscient point of view.

But since I've checked EBay a million times for a Pensieve - I guess I have to just rely on my own memory keeping ability. Which we all know - is pathetic. (I would go run errands now, if only I remember what I did with my car keys.)

5 comments:

Nik said...

A Pensieve for the past and a crystal ball for the future would be great! I'm reading this book that says human beings have a difficult time remembering the past accurately and an even more difficult imagining what our futures will be like. I guess the present is really all we get! :)

Sherry said...

Hey.....I know where your keys might be. This is just a guess but maybe your keys are still in your car with it running. Just a thought! :)

The McCleve's said...

Wendy, I just want you to know that I love reading your blog. Mel gave me the address one time and I get on a read your posts all the time. Thanks for being so funny :) Andrea

Lisa Anne said...

Great idea, but then you would have to relive all those wonderful hairstyles that people are trying so hard to forget. That would be enough for anyone to stare and then forget why they were there in the first place. And that puts you right back at square one.

Shauna said...

I had mentioned that a pensieve was my wish once too and someone told me, "Duh, that is what a journal is for." But I agree that the omniscient point of view is really how I would want to see the memory. Maybe someday, in the next life, I will have the objectivity to remember the things that I simply choose to block out or purposefully forget now, and see them all with a correct (and hopefully) omniscient perpective.
Love your thought process, regardless.
:) Shauna