In a paper published this week, researchers at Florida State University demonstrated that having a sense of purpose makes our memories more vivid. It reminds me of past studies showing far less cognitive decline in residents of eldercare centers who were given a pet to care forâ€”even a pet like a goldfish that required very little actual care.
Meanwhile, I was feeling nostalgic yesterday, taking Colin to his Little League game in the bitter cold of an early autumn morning. Then last night we watched The Sandlot. It’s easy to forget how meaningful simple days like this are at 7 years old, but I still have vivid memories like these from that age, and it will be the same for him.
Just for fun, I made this week’s sciku a sciga, too.
our footprints fading
in the dew