I have a good memory for the wrong things. I can never remember if my Advanced Legal Research class is at 12:20 or 12:40 on Mondays. I remember every word of long-deleted texts from men who no longer matter to me — or, more aptly, shouldn’t matter to me anymore.
I forget my lunch as I walk out of my apartment again, sprinting up the creaky, wooden stairs of my building to retrieve it before I’m late to Con Law II. Sometimes I run specific routes on purpose, remembering problems I ran away from, traumas I could only contend with knowing the pavement wouldn’t crumble under me, that it would hold me up and push me forward.
Friends and family have long said I have a good memory. I wonder what that means.
I can tell you all my friends’ birthdays off the top of my head; I don’t need a calendar alert.
I forget to wash fruit before I eat it all the time. Sorry, Mom.
Someone always has to remind me to grab my to-go box as I leave the restaurant. Continue reading