I’m not concerned about false memory syndrome, because the memory contains a meaningful story, and to me as a therapist, it’s the story that matters. I work with the stories people carry within them because it’s these stories that direct behaviors and choices. Even if you try to leave the past behind, it presents itself in how you live today. As Neil Gaiman says in The Ocean at the End of the Lane, “Memories were waiting at the edges of things, beckoning to me.” We are who we are as a result of the stories we believe about ourselves. Charles Baxter puts it this way in Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction: “We understand our lives, or try to, by the stories we tell.”
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I plan on posting my first blog ALL WRITE WEDNESDAYS: World into Word, next week, March 12th. And for all you writers, my first free writing retreat is coming up in May. Check out my calendar page.