Monday, May 08, 2006

spotless or spotted


First, if you haven't seen, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," you need to.
Basically the premise of the movie is this; you can erase someone or something from your mind. Any and all memories of the person, event are erased. However, in the process and because of how our minds work, some good is also erased. Some memories that we didn't want to be vaporized from out memory are. Therefore, in the process you lose the person or event along with who we are and who we've become.
So, would you rather be spotless, meaning no bad memories and you can erase someone or thing from your mind forever. Or, would you rather have everything and anything that has made you, you?

Personally, I want to be spotted like a leopard. All things good, bad, ugly and otherwise that have happened to me and that have yet to happen have made me, me. And well, I kinda like the person I've become. So, color me spotted.

6 comments:

JJ said...

I definitely choose to keep my memories. Some of the worst stuff is what makes you strong.

Joefish said...

I definitely want to keep all my emotional scars. Our pain is what defines us.

Conversely, I think it might be kind of fun to lose the memories of my physical scars. I'd love to make up my own stories for how I got that tattoo or from where that weird little burn on my arm came.

Mikey said...

I need to see it thre are a few I like to erase.

Neil said...

Everyone would be so dull if our bad memories were erased.

Party Girl said...

JJ: I agree. Everything has made me who I am and I've learned from it all.

Joefish: I've thought about that too. Some of my scab, scrapes and such I would love to have a better story for them.

Mikey: I know what you mean. However, it has all made you who you are.

Neil: absolutely!

Party Girl said...

JJ: I agree. Everything has made me who I am and I've learned from it all.

Joefish: I've thought about that too. Some of my scab, scrapes and such I would love to have a better story for them.

Mikey: I know what you mean. However, it has all made you who you are.

Neil: absolutely!