Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,

On Memory [11 Lage 4261]

(This was in the middle of the dinner, but some monsters asked about it, so here it is. *sigh*.)

Anoof:"Do you start losing track of memories after four thousand years? I know Glikkonen gave Sythyry an enchanted journal, and zie's very diligent about recording things in it."

Yylhauntra:"You're Glikkonen's child, Sythyry?"

Me:"Zir grandchild. Eitharheinen is my ~mother~."


I don't know if that was real or feigned ignorance.

Yylhauntra:"In any case, I don't have any trouble with memories: I can remember the fifth century as easily as you can remember last year, and I can remember the first days a great deal more easily."

Anoof:"Because they were more memorable?"

Yylhauntra:"Perhaps, and perhaps because I am more often called upon to describe them than than the fifth century. Though the fifth century was far more interesting, really."

Havune asked "Why?". Yylhauntra ignored him.

Yylhauntra:"In any case, Glikkonen's journal is an excellent idea. I don't forget many facts about previous times. But later memories and thoughts certainly color the earlier ones -- it's hard to think about the Holocaust Wars without a great deal of hindsight, for example. I imagine Sythyry will read zir journal in ten thousand years and exclaim, 'My! How naive I was back then!'!"

Everyone but me:"Zie'll do that in about two weeks!"

I took this opportunity to die horribly.

Yylhauntra gave me a curious look, but didn't probe in public.

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