Memories are like shallots

Bloganuary – Day 3 – What is the earliest memory you have?

Memories are like shallots. They’re whipped around each other, and each layer exposes a deeper memory hidden beneath itself.

If you look too closely, they sting your eyes – because you sharply draw in a scent that stings. You’d never have remembered this without that attachment, deeply felt.

Memories unfold like this, and the only way to see all the layers at once, is to cut straight through the middle. This is when the sweat springs out. It’s best to cut it one slice at a time, only using what you can tolerate cutting.

Without memories, we’d find other ways to season our lives.

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