What are memories? Science tells us that when we learn something, we form connections between neurons in the brain.
“These synapses create new circuits between nerve cells, essentially remapping the brain. The sheer number of possible connections gives the brain unfathomable flexibility – each of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells can have 10,000 connections to other nerve cells.”
Each time we communicate, we have a chance to form or strengthen a connection. Our memories are just jumbled flashes of emotions, bursts of faceless sensations triggered by sight, smell, or sound. We remember feelings – joy, love, sadness, frustration. And we remember those who made us feel that way, how they made us laugh, cry, think, fear, hope.
Our words are vessels. How do you want your reader to feel? How do you want to be remembered?