“Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.” – Pierce Harris
Memories are such strange things.
We scoop up little moments, big occasions, and tiny details and store them somewhere deep inside our brain, to be recalled at a later time.
But the truth is that we have very little control over which experiences join our long-term memory, and which moments fade away. The brain creates new synapses between neurons every time we make a memory, and the reason that some are more easily recalled than others remains a mystery.