Unlock your memory bank

Terence Conran, the interior design guru, writes in his book “EASY LIVING” (1999), that we should collect in our home objects, which could “help to unlock the memory bank and identify what makes us feel good.” So on my sideboard you can see a banjo, a clock, a little king, an old typewriter. Aged 14 I started to play banjo and looking back: music often in my lifetime helped me to feel free. Aged 16 I started to write daily: a big support to identify, what I am living for. The clock: A remembrance to the clock we saw in the Central Station in Manhattan. The king? An ironical gift by my wife. Featuring me, she said. Making the reality test, paradoxically she is the king (I say). P.S.: Do you have some objects surrounding you, which help, to unlock your memory bank???
photo by Frizztext – click on the image to enter his flickr photo collection…

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

14 responses to “Unlock your memory bank

  1. Very nice, frizztext!! Love this… πŸ™‚


  2. lovely idea
    nice works
    have a fine weekl my friend


  3. Very good! I enjoyed the music. You are very talented.


  4. thought provoking post!


  5. Several Frizztext! Just might borrow your idea and make a post of it πŸ™‚


  6. Wonderful, F.T.!
    Sometimes I think that nothing can help my memory bank…
    the vault might be rusted shut, so to speak!


  7. I love your collection of aide memoires, particularly against that brilliant red wall! Thank you for the peek into your well-deserved Kingdom!


  8. Sonel

    Stunning photo Frizz and I love listening to you playing your banjo. Excellent! Thanks for sharing your lovely talent. πŸ™‚


  9. Sometimes i feel like parts of my memory bank are inaccessible…probably locked forever if I can’t find the keys. It would be nice to “defragment” our memory like a computer hard drive.


  10. Frizz, I have so many objects surrounding me to unlock my memory bank–I have to rotate them to keep them from taking over the house! But my favorites are the dried flower arrangements I have made from the many lovely FTD floral gifts sent me from family members! Love your collection, especailly the banjo and the typewriter, which represent so many years of work in my life (with me, the piano–but still making music, you see.)


    • hi granbee / Rose: I like your statement:
      “I have so many objects surrounding me to unlock my memory bank:
      I have to rotate them to keep them from taking over the house!”
      Terence Conran’s advice: at first carry all the things out off your house, put them in the garden or on the street just before your house – and then decide very carefully what to bring back inside again.


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