リヴァプールでの生活を綴った日記。 Bits of this and that about my Liverpool life.


by e_rioblanco

Dream Catcher

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Smell, taste, and a visual image stay in my memory for a very long time..... My friends said that I happened to be influenced a lot by strong visual images such as films and photographs. It's true. When I watch a violent film, for example, killing scenes haunt me for a while, well at least a couple of days for sure, or if it's a sad and depressing film, I get so depressed after watching the film. Smell stays even stronger and longer in my memory, which isn't really a good thing actually. For example, a smell of a perfume! It reminds me of everything or everyone with which/whom was associated. I remember one of the actresses from 50s/60s said that she changed perfume everytime she changed a man . I can sort of understand why! Memory is a funny thing, isn't it? because it could be very momentary, but on the other hand it can stay in your head for ever......
So, what is a definition of memories? I looked it up in an English dictionary, and it says memories are "the ability to remember or something that you remember from the past about things, places, experiences etc". Japanese dictionary however adds "memories are also something that leave influences or affects from the past to living creatures." First time in my whole life, I experienced having difficulty in sleeping because of this "affect". Me, who is a queen of leisure and can sleep for a whole day without any problems, had to spend some sleepless nights recently!!!
  Does anybody believe in this Dream Cathcer? I'd never thought that it would work and I'd never even imagined myself to buy one, but I did (the photo below)! I don't usually have a problem of getting enough sleep (well, actually I usually have a problem of getting too much sleep ) or suffer from having bad dreams either, so I didn't really need the one till now. But! it works!Since the day I hung it on the wall in my bedroom! It could be a psychological thing, but I'm totally amazed by that and so happy that I can have a looong good sleep now! xxx
  一番長く強く記憶にいつも残るのが、匂い、味、映像、この3つ。どうも、映画とか写真とか視覚的に訴えるイメージにかなり影響されるね、とよく友達に言われる。確かに、暴力的な映画なんかで人が無残に殺される場面とか、そんなのを見た日は3日間くらいずぅっと映像が頭にこびりついて眠れなかったり(苦笑)、暗くて悲しい映画をみたりするとず~んと落ちこんだり。匂いはもっと強烈に記憶に残る気がする。香水とか、その匂いがしただけで、その香水をつけてたときのいろいろなことを一度に思い出したりするから、ちょっとやっかい(苦笑)。確か、昔の女優さんが、男が変わると香水を変えるって言ってたのも、なんとなくわかる気が(笑)。そう考えると、記憶って不思議だなぁと思う、せつな的でまったく覚えてなかったり、かと思ったら一生残ったり、、、。
  記憶"の定義ってなんだろう?と日ごろからよく考えるわたしは、気になって英語の辞書を引いてみた。「物、場所、経験などを覚えておく力、もしくは、そういったものに関して覚えている過去のもの」って、英語の辞書にはあって、広辞苑をひくと、「生物体に過去の影響が残ること」っていう意味もある。この「影響」のせいで、人生で初めて「眠れない」というのを経験。ぐうたらで丸1日ずぅっと寝てられる、この私に、眠れない日がくるなんて、、、、、。ドリーム・キャッチャーの効能を信じてる人っているのかなぁ、、、。今までそんなもに効果があるなんてまったく信じてなかったし、自分が買うことになるなんて思っても見なかったけど買ってしまいました(写真)。今まで必要なかったけど、いざ、ベッドルームに飾ってみると不思議なことによく眠れる(笑)。びっくりした、ほんと。心理的なものかもしれないけど、これでようやくぐっすり眠れそうです、、、。xxx
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by e_rioblanco | 2006-07-01 00:53 | diary