Tapping Into Memories

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You don’t realize what you have forgotten until you’re forced to remember. ~TrinaLynne

As you all know, I have been working on my latest compilation of poetry entitled Just A Girl. The book contains poems that are autobiographical in nature, yet anyone can relate to them. At least, I hope so. ?

Putting this book together requires daily meditation. Many memories from my younger years are vague and must be reconstructed. Others have been locked away never to see the light of day.

Each day, depending on the subject, I spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour reflecting. I close my eyes and allow my mind to wander to a place from the past. Sometimes the memory is clear and is immediately recognizable. Other times a memory is blurry or incomplete. In these situations, once I begin to focus in, the memory is confusing or startling.

There are so many things I forgot about, willingly and unwillingly. However, it has been a real eye opening experience. Some things I’m really proud of and some things I’m ashamed of, but all of it will be a part of the poetry I create.

I cannot wait for all of you to read Just A Girl. You won’t be disappointed and you may find yourself tapping into memories you thought were lost.

Until next time.

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