.. that something you've read or studied gets clean wiped off your head when you try to recall it?
Yesterday we were watching the Delhi Marathon and Hrit asked me what a marathon was. All I could remember was that a Greek, with a name difficult to spell, with a P and D in it, ran somewhere and ran back and died. Good bless Google for coming to my rescue.
That's a story I liked. How could I forget it? If I forgot something obnoxious like calculus or chemistry I'd not complain. If those were wiped clean off from my mind I'd only be grateful for the extra space. I do have to cram a lot in that brain of mine. What's worrying me is not finding the other interesting stuff, things I read and enjoyed and had been really really good at during school.. tectonic theory, the Moghul Empire, the working of a pinhole camera.. I loved all that and remember knowing it so well. But now... nothing.
On the other hand there are things I remember so clearly.. speeches from The Merchant of Venice, poems by Wordsworth, Kabir and Rahim, pictures from my textbooks way back from when I was in Prep.
Weird it is.
It doesn't help that I had a grandma with Alzheimer's.
Today was the last straw -- I couldn't remember the name of Harry Potter's school -- Hogwarts.. for godsake! I need to install google in my head. Maybe they'll come up with something. I hope it's soon.
PS: He was Pheidippides. While on Marathons.. the gym is having a mini Marathon.. all of two kms, this Sunday. I'm still trying to decide whether I should go. What if I'm the last person walking at the finish line?
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