Country Crooner Creates Memory Generator

Posted on: February 19, 2009

 You’re going to miss this; you’re going to want this back. You’re going to wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you’re going to miss this…

Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller teamed to pin these words sung by Trace Adkins.  These words express the value of great memories and our natural ability to bring memories back. The words are also a small manifesto on age. The lyrics and song go on to present some life-event scenarios that involve a younger and older persons interaction.

The younger person sees the “here and now” or the near-future. The older one suggests that there will come a time when the here and now will be only a valuable memory. Both individuals are right to think the way they do; it is the blessing of our social existence. Creating great memories is the best part of life. Storing memories away for future recall is the finest fruit to be picked while people age.  All of our life-events create a memory or two. For those that are experiencing that moment in time; they look forward to moving on past the moment to the next one. For those who look back at that time; they relish in the memories that the moment left them.

Gorley and Miller’s words are not new to the human language. We have heard our parents or grandparents tell us that we are going to miss the passing days. We heard their voices as they wished days had not gone by so fast and suggesting that these days will also be missed.  As our life passes by, we begin to believe their words and feel their meaning. As days “gone-by” stack up, our perspective changes and even some of the bad times turn toward good. Many of these memories create a longing for a time that we would want back, if only it were possible.

The song demonstrates how valuable memory generators are to us.  Even listening to this song’s lyrics will generate memories for some people. To some, a picture from the past, a mention of a place or an old song can generate a great memory.  We find that past party experiences with our children hold many of our great memories.

Today, Facebook and Twitter focus on gathering and sharing moments which are mostly, here and now.  Someday in the future, these will also be memories.  I believe that the reason why so many Boomer- Women are joining networks is not for the here and now, but to generate memories from the past.  Other networks will discover ways to generate memories of great life-events and feed them to the Boomers and others.  These new platforms will pull old memories out of the good times; all the good times that we had hoped wouldn’t go by so fast.

You may not know it now, but you’re going to miss this…


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