Don’t You Remember

I heard this song at my yoga class last week while in a back-bend β€” 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.Β 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.

~eden

18 thoughts on “Don’t You Remember

  1. Great song and I have to agree, we all hide things that come bubbling out at some point. Yoga can open that that up and those lyrics too. Its great characters can get that depth too mirroring reality and making real for us. Great post, Eden.

    1. Thank you Denise. I mirror many of my characters with reality. Sometimes they seem real after awhile. πŸ˜‰ Hope you are well. xo

  2. One of Adele’s lesser known songs here, but she always manages to convey the angst of a relationship, doesn’t she?

    1. Hi Brian, I love this song but had not heard in some time. Go figure it comes on while I’m in an open and vulnerable position. Yoga classes often make me emotional. πŸ™‚

  3. She certainly knows how to tear at the heart strings, H. β€œBy β€˜eck”, as they say in this part of my world, she can milk it.!

  4. I loved this video so decided to google the actors. Gilles Duarte is a french rapper who goes by the name Stomy Bugsy. Just found him on YouTube…I don’t usually love rap, but he’s really catchy….and good practice for improving my french! Probably not great yoga music, but still! Kate sounds very dark…and intriguing! xo

  5. Your character Kate’s ability to “remember” all her memories puts me in mind of the fact that depending on the context, forgetting past events can also be both a gift and a curse.

  6. I have a pretty bad memory but sometimes a lot of memories can just suddenly appear. It always catches me off guard and leaves me feeling a bit vulnerable.

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