What is memory?

Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't.

It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own.

You think you have a memory; but it has you!

Memory can be protection; a defense to shield you from trauma

 Memory loss can in fact be a type of healing for the mind to further heal itself

 Memory, O memory how human yet divine thou are!

 Memory is mystic, spiritual, and strange

 Memory is a force; a divinity in its own right

 Memory is memory

Author's Notes/Comments: 

“Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man’s memories and you take all of him. Chip away a memory at a time and you destroy him as surely as if you hammered nail after nail through his skull.” ― Mark Lawrence

Mnemosyne - Greek Goddess of memory aka Moneta (Roman name)

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Nice work. You did a good job

Nice work. You did a good job of getting across that to you a memory can be its own living thing.