If someone offers you ten million dollars in exchange for the memories stored in your brain, would you trade it? Would you let go of all those remembered moments of your triumphs and struggles, of your loved ones, of every little thing that reminds you of your existence in this world? It is a lot of money. Maybe you can establish a new person, a new identity in a new place. But, would you be happy without any memory of what once you were…whom you were with…how and where you once lived your life?
I guess, it is a TOUGH question to consider despite that much amount of money. Memories are simply priceless that we hold on to many of them for the rest of our lives. A memory of love. A memory of success. A memory of joy. A memory of places and people.
Why am I going down this lane? Well, my Day-7 photo has something to do with memory. This mug reminded me of the first travel I made outside the country. We went to a cruise covering Penang, Malaysia and Phuket and Krabi in Thailand. That was in 2012. I was with the three witches (uhm, if you missed that part, that refers to my sister and two cousins), two kids (my niece and nephew) and their mom and dad. It was a memorable trip not only because it was the first; but also because, while we were in Phuket, we were suddenly evacuated to high area due to tsunami alert. Imagine being on a holiday and suddenly finding yourself in such chaos! There was a feeling of both fear and peace –a paradox. Fear because we might actually die in a tragedy…and peace because the family were together and it is likely we will all go down together. Not a bad thought if one sees it that way. Seriously. I mean, if you are actually with your loved ones, you just do not care whatever happens.
One thing, though, we were impressed by the way the people in Thailand carry out the evacuation. It was in an organized fashion. The crowd simply went with the flow without complaint.
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Adieu for now…see yah in the next frame. Be light at heart. Be happy. Because, duh, life is a gift.