Crevices in My Mind

My PicAs I sip my morning coffee I reflect on how with age my mind is slipping.
What used to be automatic memory recall has now become somewhat of a game to keep from going insane. Little things like wondering where my eye glasses are, only to discover them propped comfortably hidden on my forehead. Or leaving a room, only to enter it again to recover what thought I left behind in it. All these little crevices of thoughts that fall into rest and have to be prompted back to my forethought once more. It’s a lonely place at times, my mind. I am composing a poem to suit this title and will post it soon if I remember.

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Crevices in My Mind — 18 Comments

  1. Yes it appears that as we age, our short term memory starts to act up and it can catch us at the most inconvenient moments. I sure hope my long term stays secure. lol

  2. Vincent, you sure can describe things well with thoughts that touch people and their own thoughts. Old age? As long as you hold on to your beautiful poet’s mind, you will be fine. Your poetry is ageless and makes you ageless in the minds of those who read it. This is an awesome site — congratulations and all best wishes on this journey of yours. I will be back. Peace and hugs to you my beloved poet and friend.

    • Thank you very much Phyllis and so nice to see you. Yes old age creeps up so quickly and we wonder where did all the years go? I hope to keep from going into dementia and senile, God willing I will be blessed a little longer with words to share in the form of poetry. I’m glad you like my new site and I look forward to seeing you here more often to share not only my work but yours as well in The Gazebo, its fully interactive and one can add links as we chat, pics etc etc. I will be scheduling times when I’m available to be there and hopefully it will meet with others timetable as well. Hugs

  3. Vincent my poet friend.. I love your writing.. You are so talented.. My son has made me a new website may I link your website with mine?
    this is a work of art my friend.
    Blessings to you
    Debbie

    • Thank you Deborah for the lovely comment about my work. I admire yours so very much as well. You are so talented and work magic with your words and verse. Yes of course you can link my site to yours, we can both enjoy the extra traffic from a link. I will be looking forward to having chats with fellow writers/poets in The Gazebo later on. I just have to schedule the events in FB and I can handle up to 10 guests at a time to chat with me about Poetry and other things that inspire us to write. Hugs

  4. Congratulations to your new site, my friend. SilverGenes did a marvelous job. It is a classy, elegant and beautiful site, a reflection of you in every sense. I’ll be back once in a while for a glass of red, some exceptionally fine company and reading. I wish you best of luck.
    My love and hugs to you,
    Sannel

  5. Sannel my dear friend, this may be a duplication thank you, however one can never say it often enough to friends. Yes Silvergened did a wonderful job on my new site and I am very pleased. Please join me and others for a glass of red, I will be pouring on The Gazebo while chatting and discussing our favorites subjects, writing. Thank you again for the compliments and congrats. Hugs.

  6. Nellieanna you almost had me falling off my chair with laughter from your comment. ha ha Oh how so true, we search and search looking for things when all along they are on our person. LOL looking for your iPhone when you are actually speaking on it, now that has to be the best one I’ve ever heard. LOL

  7. The true art of memory is the art of attention. … What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Alfred Mercier. My favorite piece on Memory is from “A Study in Scarlet” attributed to Sherlock Holmes which reads “”You see,” he explained, “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.” That my friend is where we find our difficulty later in life. Only those things most important are what we retain as “Memory”! So keys , eye glasses and other such momentary fleeting things are not recorded in a necessary manner, hence we forget them! Your exquisite poetry however, is truly unforgettable, Vincent!

    • I am thankful to have a good memory and a long one, however my short time memory is failing me at times. I am thankful as you say that my attic does not store trivial things, so what I do recall is very interesting indeed. I am thankful to be a student of George Carlin and he sums it up so well in “Getting Old’ one of his last videos before he crossed through the thin vail and over to the other side. But I do chuckle at myself when I do the silly things like walking my home to find my glasses that are perched upon my forehead or laying something down and wondering where I placed it down to find it in my pocket. LoL Oh the beauty of ageing gracefully my friend. I am very thankful for my health, have spent little time in hospitals and am not on any form of perscription drug. I am a vegan with plenty of energy, however the mmind lags behind at times and struggles to keep up with the body. Peace and blessings I send to you and yours this eve my friend.

  8. My husband l both can really relate . I can t tell you how great it is go finallly be able to read you again. I have at least six fb links from you that just would not connnect on this little tablet l am using. I hear my computer is fixed and should be home kn my desk by Sunday ……Can t wait to get back to normal. Hope you haven t thought l deserted you. My e mail box has all your messages waiting in line. God bless

    • The thought of you deserting me is the furthest thought from this poets mind. I know we all get busy with life and believe me I do as well. We are all here to support one another and you my dear have been one of Vincent’s biggest supporter and I am truly blessed and humbled. I wish you speedy recovery with your computer problems, I have a few of my own one in awhile and they are definitely very frustrating. God bless to you and yours my poetic friend.

  9. Congratulations on your new website Vincent. My best wishes for your success and happiness travel with you from Hub Pages. I also lose my glasses on my head. All the best. sligobay

    • Oh thank you Gerry for the compliments on my site. Silvergenes another good Irish lass did a fine job and I am very happy with it. She too is a fine writer and poet and I enjoyed working with her to come up with a layout for this site. Oh yes my glasses and I are close friends and they sometimes like to play hide n seek with me too. LoL