I heard this song at my yoga class last week while in a back-bend — a heart opener pose.
When the the heart is open, whether physically or metaphorically, it’s a vulnerable position. It certainly was an emotional one for me.
When will I see you again?
You left with no goodbye, not a single word was said
No final kiss to seal anything
I had no idea of the state we were in
For many of us, painful memories eventually fade while new ones take their place. Not so for Kate. One of the unique features of my character is her eidetic memory. Time won’t allow Kate to forget.
When was the last time you thought of me?
Or have you completely erased me from your memories?
I often think about where I went wrong
The more I do, the less I know
She stores unwanted memories deep in her subconscious only to have them bubble to the surface, wreaking havoc on her life.
Kate’s story may be fiction, however, many of us will be able to relate to her. We suppress memories but can never fully erase the painful feelings associated with them. At times, all it takes is something as trivial as a song to trigger these feelings again.
But I know I have a fickle heart and a bitterness
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head
But don’t you remember, don’t you remember?
The reason you loved me before
Baby please remember me once more
“Don’t You Remember” reminds me of Kate. She is a woman who holds on to all her memories. It’s both a gift and a curse.