Tuesday, September 8, 2015

don't sweat the small stuff

It is interesting to think about the Buendias have problems with remembering things. They cannot seem to overcome the memory loss during the insomnia plague . The Buendias remind me of a family who is so over-prepared for every situation that they seem to overlook the small, yet crucial, factors of life. The significance of things you wouldn't consider important, like remembering the names of everyday objects, is something you wouldn't even consider. The Buendias start to panic as soon as they realize that they will not be able to remember how to speak about common objects, or eventually even speak at all! It got me truly intrigued about memory loss, and even current day memory loss such as Dimentia or Alzheimers. I found this link that I was intrigued! Take a look http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-marley/what-it-feels-like-to-hav_b_3441222.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think one of the scariest things about the insomnia plague would be the fact that you are fully aware that you are slowly loosing your memory, but can do nothing to stop it. It would be terrifying to watch yourself fall into such a darkness. I also think it would be awful to loose your memories of your family and friends. Eventually you wouldn't even be yourself anymore, incapable of anything but merely breathing. Thankfully, although Alzheimers is an awful disease, it does not go as far as to destroy your memories like that.

-madison cummings