Does your past matter?

 

“I forgot my phone!”

“It’s your birthday?”

“I don’t remember when we went to Las Vegas…”

“Who is she?”

“Who are you?”

“Who am I…?”

 

Loss of memory. It can be as simple as forgetting an appointment to as severe as forgetting yourself.

The brain is a wondrous place, but still new to us in a lot of ways. And in a society where decision-making determines our future, sense of self helps to steer us along the way.

What happens when that is taken away?

Daith Tocc must struggle with this very question. How can she choose the path to her future when she can’t remember her past? And does it matter?

I’m very pleased to say that this post marks exactly 8 weeks from when my novel, Eomix Galaxy Books ILLUSION, comes out. I’ll update you soon about our launch party, special giveaways, book signings, and conventions soon! (Feel free to order HERE!)

In the meantime, think about how you would feel if your life was suddenly blank. What would your bedroom/pictures/job tell you about your life? Would it match with who you feel you are in your core? Or is it time to make some changes?

 

Want to read more about amnesia? Click HERE to read about its effects, its likely causes, and its different types.

3 Comments

  1. mom

    great, thought-provoking question that ties in perfectly with your book. my house, belongings speak volumes as to the type of person i am, and my lack of participation in social media and tech gadgets may say even more. geez, i made my first ever online purchase this year! i’d say it’s a match i’m content with.

  2. I think in this social media age much of what we put as our public face doesn’t agree with our internal realities. I know this is definitely true of me; I am far more nuanced and complex than how I appear to the world … although I do make a conscious effort to try and be as genuine as possible. I can’t speak for others, but at least some of us live very personal and private lives … never truly revealing who we are even to our most intimate of friends and family. The only place I believe I am my genuine self is in my prayers to Allaah (i.e. God) — He is the only one I feel I can trust completely.

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