- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
Free-range thought. In our sleep, the mind is unconstrained, and even the deepest memories are accessible.
Memory is a funny thing. When I as young, I had nearly photographic memory; I could read a textbook once, and remember everything. That sure changes as we get older! I think that cumulative memory has a way of over-writing the "mental chalkboard", to the point where I can pull out some of my old dusty sci-fi books & enjoy re-reading them. Maybe fodder for more creative dreams in the near future.
i've re-read some books lately that i've not read in 20 or more years. saves on the budget and library runs when the weather is bad or i just don't feel like going out in the cold. books i've read recently i remember well enough but back past 10 years or so i can usually do ok and enjoy the book again. other books i re-read every year (Dune and The Hobbit and TLOTR books and Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead, Songbird and The Two Faces of Tomorrow are all books i re-read on a pretty regular schedule). there's some others i also re-read but those are the main ones that i really enjoy and find much in each time to keep me interested in. always looking for good science fiction and fantasy authors. but i'm really picky.
just yesterday i finished The Hobbit again for the somewhere in the 30ths time. and i re-read another sci-fi book which i'd forgotten enough to enjoy it called The Turing Option which was ok, but i really didn't like the ending. i like about any book which is AI oriented if there is any sort of realistic descriptions of what may bring about an actual intelligence. i've re-read Dune recently enough too and appreciated that it still does well and holds up with the changes even if it was written so long ago.