I recently saw Trance, a thriller about hypnotherapy, and a quote really stuck out to me. One of the characters said that throughout life we spend a certain amount of time and energy constantly trying to remember ourselves. It was something to that effect. I’m sure I’m butchering it a little. But it struck me because it wasn’t the typical “always remember who you are” line. It was about how people can literally forget themselves.
It makes sense. We go through so many changes. The world spins around us at such a fast pace it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Inevitably, people change. It has to happen and it’s a good thing for the most part. Forgetting yourself is not so desirable.
What do you do when you wake up one morning and realize that you are so far off course from the person you once were? What do you do if you’ve forgotten that person entirely?