What Do You See in Your Mind’s Eye?

Love ❤ this! How good is your visualization memory?

Silvia Writes

landscape photography of shack near leafless tree

Sudden memories that pop up in our minds, triggering all sorts of feelings – how weird is that?

I was shopping at a home improvement store the other day, and while crossing the lumber section a memory triggered by the smell of lumber popped up, one tied to a distinct smell from childhood.

Took me to my grandparents’ house, where there was a shed filled with freshly cut wood.

I stood there like a dummy, in the home improvement store, transfixed by this forty-year old image developing in my mind’s eye, one so real I could almost touch. I haven’t thought of my grandparents in ages, but suddenly I felt a renewed sense of loss.

Science tells us some people have a vivid mind’s eyes, while others have none at all. This variation in human experience for the former is called hyperphantasia – an overactive mind’s eye.

The opposite…

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Author: Sherrie Miranda

I am an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. I am a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. I am also a life and writing coach. I love to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners I met have been to, but that I hadn't. I am happily married to a teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. We hope to someday travel together to places where I read my novel(s) and speak to people about loving life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience too. I also hope to assist seniors and troubled teens to write their life stories in order to heal. Life has much to offer so I always encourage young people to hang in there and know that things WILL get better.

2 thoughts on “What Do You See in Your Mind’s Eye?”

    1. Thanks. I did too.
      Sherrie Miranda’s “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” follows the dramatic story of naive, sheltered Shelly going to “The Big Easy” to prepare for El Salvador, but has no idea she will encounter sexism and witness racism as well as illegal activities by government agents.
      https://www.amzn.com/dp/B08KMHNNDK
      Author, Sherrie Miranda’s husband made the trailer for “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans.” He wrote the music too.

      Review: Shelly’s journey in “the city that care forgot.”
      Sherrie Miranda’s new novel “Crimes and Impunity in New Orleans” puts the reader into a whirlwind of political protests, abusive police, sexist attitudes towards women, and “good old boys” racism in 1980’s New Orleans. Miranda’s second novel follows Shelly, the young northerner, as she quickly finds out that she “isn’t in Kansas anymore” while encountering a slew of picturesque, colorful characters. Reading her book makes you wonder if justice and respect for blacks, immigrants, and women can be reality in America.

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