Think of a powerful childhood memory. Maybe one that you return to often. Maybe one that is so powerful that you’ve spent the last twenty years trying not to think about it. Either way, I want you to think back, to hold the memory in your mind and savor it.
Then, I want you to write, not the memory itself, not what was said or left unsaid, not the events, but where you were. What you were seeing. The little details that maybe, maybe were things that you were not focusing on at the time. Think back, think hard, and see if there aren’t some things that you remember that you never realized that you knew.
Good, bad, serious or lighthearted, travel deep into a memory and see if you can’t learn some things from yourself.