Every time I forget an appointment, birthday, or event I envy the main character on the TV show Unforgettable. I do wonder how she manages to remember all that stuff and not go crazy. I certainly would if I saw videos of myself doing things I’d already done. Of course perhaps that’s part of my increasing lack of memory; I’m not a visual thinker and never have been. Pictures don’t help me much either. [Nope I haven’t been diagnose with Alzheimer’s or dementia, yet.] Not that I can’t imagine stuff. I am a fiction writer, after all, so those ideas have to come from somewhere. But I don’t imagine in images. I imagine in words (usually spoken but often written) or concepts. In some theories concepts are the pre-cursors to any symbols visual or audible or other. From conversations with fellow authors, I’m unusual in my in-ability to visualize or get help from visual aids. But back to my memory issues. My doctor says the memory lapses are due to stress and recommends meditation. I wonder if a doctor whose schedule is busier than mine finds time to meditate? She’s probably right because I never forget anything when I don’t have anything else that I have to remember to do. Take a minute to comment and share your memories about lapses of memory. If you’ve got a cure I’m eager to learn what you know. But don’t tell me to make a list. I do that all the time (I use my calendar too), and—you guessed it—I forget to look at the calendar and can’t recall where I put the list.