You can read many articles and "How Tos" about memory palaces. Why you should have one, how much easier is to remember things etc etc.
If you don't know what a memory palace is by the way check out this -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci
I think I have the haunted, creepy "You shouldn't go in there Timmy" type of memory palace. It isn't one that I intentionally created for myself. It evolved over the years.
I'm not naturally someone who will share their innermost feelings. I can rant about anything and everything till I am blue in the face, but on the really personal stuff, the stuff that has hurt me and bad memories, I close up very fast.
When I am depressed, when something sad happens or I have a bad experience, my default mode goes into an action.
- System check……… Status bad
- Clean up bots sent in
- Remove bad thing
- Tie up with rope
- Throw into dark cupboard
- Lock door
- System check…… All clear
The haunted memory palace is different from the one that you intentionally create to store your good memories, your facts and figures. Because the haunted memory palace really does have a ghost in the attic, rattling it’s chains. There really is something scary around the corner and if you try to open that locked door, something really will jump out and bite you.
Doing the blog over the past year has been cathartic for me. I get to rant away on passing subjects and things that irritate me and in turn, putting those things on the blog, on paper so to speak, gives me time to sort through the rest of the crap in my head.
So today, I’ve started a mission. A personal mission. I’m masterminding a war on the haunted palace and little by little, the curtains will be opened, the light will be let in and the doors will be unlocked. The ghost in the attic will be evicted.
Because the thing is, just like a real haunted house, you are always at your most scared before you step through the door, and then you tend to find that things aren’t as bad as you originally feared.