Is life in fact just a conglomeration of memories? I guess that one might consider that as a possibility.
Reflection enters the room as we age and ponder life and what it has afforded us. We think back of yesterdays and the memories often come racing back, some good, some bad.
I have spent some time of late remembering. Perhaps because as I have aged, memories of the past have been soothing for my soul, or perhaps there is now, in fact more time for reflection.
Do we spend too much time as we age reflecting on the past and memories.....perhaps?
There is no imperative as we age, nothing HAS to be done TODAY, there is always tomorrow to accomplish most anything. The tasks that had to be done when we were younger, we can now put off until tomorrow or the next day. We have no "time frame" if you will.
Sometimes I have to pick up the morning paper to remind me of the day and date!
I do believe that at any age, and as specially as we age we all need a purpose in life and a reason to go on, some times memories provide that purpose!