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"Roger Ebert said “we’re all dying in increments.” But the way his death triggered a reaction in me, I realized that the dead also die in increments. Everyday, things that hold memories for us of others slip away. A bookstore closes. An old house that was red gets painted blue. Roger Ebert dies. And the things we went back to – subconsciously or consciously – to remind us of someone start to disappear as well. And that’s kinda-almost-maybe-coulda-cried sad.

But, the bright side (and there is a bright side), is we also continue living in increments. How crazy is it that we pass something of ourselves onto seemingly inanimate objects? Or TV personalities that we’ve never actually met? They hold something of us for the people who know us – and hold the key. Like one of those old lock boxes in train stations. And that makes me kinda-almost-maybe-coulda-smiled happy. And definitely worth a thumbs up.

The question then becomes – what memories are you unconsciously creating for others? What people, places, and things are you loading with meaning that won’t fully sink in until you ship out… or at least, move cross country?"
rogerebert  2013  death  relationships  incremental  increments  memory  memories  connections  triggers  subconscious 
april 2013 by robertogreco

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