Car Keys, Memory and Two Intersecting Articles

Cover of July, 2011 Discover Magazine

Good Morning, God!

And it IS a GOOD morning! Partly because we are Beginning To Head HOME!

And it’s partly because of two articles in this month’s Discover magazine. I love it, God, when ideas come from two directions!

The first article was about regrowing muscles and other body parts, using Extra Cellular Matrix — a thin layer of protein from pigs bladders or intestines  — as a structure or scaffolding for new growth.

The second article was by Joshua Foer   — author of Moonwalking with Einstein  — about how to use Memory Palaces to remember an amazing number of images/data.

It came to me, God, that in both cases STRUCTURE was being used to achieve remarkable results. Structure, as in visualizing the interior of a building, and structure as in the support scaffolding of the Extra Cellular Matrix. Joshua Foer made the point — which I have known, but not made use of, for years — that we remember by Location.

Somehow, God, reading BOTH these articles in the same day helped me FOCUS on the idea that I can use the Structure of Our Home and Our Offices to help us remember! I had already bought a decorative key hook for Kit to use coming up the stairs from the car. And I will move the key holder in my office down to the same location. Closer is easier, God!

Car Keys are such a delightful symbol of Having Control of Our Lives. And HUNTING for Car Keys is such a painful activity! So, I am EAGER to get home and begin Reassessing and Utilizing the Various Structures in Our Lives. Please, God! Help me REMEMBER this intention!

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Story teller,

Posted in a hand up, accepting my ability to REDESIGN, Changing, Transitions
One comment on “Car Keys, Memory and Two Intersecting Articles
  1. Adriana says:

    Margie,
    So glad to know you are heading home after a wonderful adventure with Kit; you did many things and have some nice memories to draw back on!
    You need to know that I take your literay references very seriously. I have just ordered a copy of Moonwalking with Einstein based on your mention of it. Although I have heard others refer to this book, and of the concept of Memory Palaces (I think on the Dr. Oz show), I decided to get the book. Both Richard and I do forget names, where we put things such as keys, wallets, pocketbooks….and waste time searching. Maybe this will put an end to the frenzy!
    Our Thanks to you in advance,
    Hugs, Adriana

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