Kellie Elmore’s prompt for Free Write Friday, which I didn’t discover that she had added it until late last night, is about having the opportunity to go on that vacation you’ve always wanted or do anything you want, but there’s a catch. You will not remember a thing afterwards. Would you still do it? I have literally been thinking about this for almost twelve hours now and even though some people would probably say “no” they wouldn’t, but I had started thinking it would be like Cinderella going to the ball and at the stroke of midnight, her memory was gone. She didn’t remember the breathtaking waltz with the Prince, the fairy godmother changing her best friends into horses, chairman, and etc. She also wouldn’t remember the glass slipper that she left on the stairs of the castle and the fairy godmother took back the other slipper, so she couldn’t remember ANYTHING that could have changed the outcome of her life forever. She was back to where she started from, but the Prince was still looking for the mystery girl who had run off and had the Grand Duke try to find her so he could marry her. Would she still fall in love with him, if she didn’t remember him?
I know I’m rambling on, but let’s be honest. That’s not a fairytale. That’s a night that only drunks have. No memory of what happened the night before. So go back to the original question, would you still do it, even if you have no memory of it? For me, personally, I would say yes. I would say yes, for things that I wouldn’t normally do. If I had the chance to be a groupie for one night and have somebody in a band treat me like I’m a worthless object, but not remember a thing the next day. I can deal with that. I’ve never liked the “groupies” that come to rock shows, I think they don’t value themselves enough and in my right mind, I would never do that. If my memory was taken away, I really wouldn’t care. It would be a live in the moment kind of deals where whatever happens, happens. You’re just hoping nothing comes back to bite you in the ass. If this was to happen, I would never want to see pictures of that night, because then I would be disappointed with myself over something I had no memory of. So that’s like the craziest thing I could think of that would go well with this.