This week in the Haibun Thinking writers challenge, one of the choices for the prompt is the following phrase:
“All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain.”
~ Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, movie)
So precious our memories, yet often only to each of us, as we recall specific moments from our life. Although our lives are shared with family and friends our memories are individual to our perspective of the experiences we’ve had. The accumulation of memories seems lonely on the one hand, yet personal and private on the other.
I wonder … if it were possible, would I share my feelings I’ve had so far in my life … would I? Not dreary ones, or sad or bad ones, but the most glorious and wonderful ones. I’m not referring to a discussion on time and events that occurred but the ability to pass on actual emotions being felt in those moments. It might be a very grand thing.
It does seem, whether our experiences are fleeting or of some duration, each memory is categorized in our mind according to our very personal feelings or emotions of said experience. And while these memories of significant past events are rarely forgotten to us, it is a bit sad that they exist mostly within our own individual minds, to be lost in time like tears in the rain.
life’s cherished moments
fleeing endlessness of time
While the video/movie is distinctly dystopian in nature, there is a valuable thread running through the whole. About people, life, our feelings, our reason and need to feel needed … of a purpose and to have shared those feelings with others. My haibun this week was based on those feelings.
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14 thoughts on “Haibun Thinking – Memories Lost, like tears in the rain!”
Beautifully written Penny … so in tune with the quote.
Thank you. I do like the quote. It evokes amazing imagery, I think. Have a great weekend, Bastet. Enjoy the days! 🙂
I really agree with you, it is a very moving scene and the quote is fantastic … You have a great weekend too Penny …
I love this film, as soon as I came across the quote, I knew it was going to be this week’s one. Hauer plays an excellent antagonist who is just misunderstood.
I would love to share some of my feelings, but others – pain, hurt, heartache, heartbreak, loss, I think I would always keep them to myself. There are some that are just too personal.
Thank you for taking part again Penny
Me too re: the movie, yes I agree with you about what wouldn’t be shared. You’re welcome Alastair, hope your week is going reasonably well for you! 🙂 xo
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The best thing to collect ….. memories!!
Indeed, a very positive and good thing to do. You and I work on this every day, I think, Horty. Many thanks for your reblog. I know you’re as disappointed as I regarding the voting outcome, but take heart. We do have more than a few good ones in our government. We’ll stay the course! 🙂
Thanks for your kind words. I sincerely hope that you are correct. Right now I’m still reeling … wondering, am I the one in the wrong spot? Am I the one seeing things?
Where did everyone go? Are all now tainted, misguided? I think I’ll have to take a brake soon.
Thanks for bearing with me!! hugs … 😎
No, I think I know exactly how you’re feeling but then there is this old saying “When the going gets tough … the tough get going”. There’s a huge truth in that. Even though it’s hard to remember sometimes, much love and hugs Horty! 🙂
Back at ya!! Thx …. 🙂
Indeed life is fleeting
But can still be filled with wonderful memories, Yoshiko! 🙂
True, Penny 🙂