the illusion of memory, part two
[At this time, there are too many parallels between
this sci-fi superhero story
that I can’t stop untangling in my brain
and the world right now.
This is the best way I know to shed light
and share love,
so come along for the journey
if you wish
maybe it will help restore hope in your heart, too.]
So without further ado, we jump back into —
The story of our boy and girl who remember
what others cannot.
Because, see, they live in a world where
Memory is fixed for them, but
Elastic for everyone else
And when memory is elastic,
elusive and exclusive,
When memory comes in
delicate filaments, in
flickering in and out
like fireflies that slip through your fingers,
The truth becomes distorted
misaligned and manipulated
re-crafted and re-drafted
so easily redacted
When there is only one version of reality that exists,
But multiple interpretations of it,
Who do you believe?
Who can you believe?
And maybe those in power…
those hungry and salivating for power,
They recognize and realize that the only way to ascend
to power and
preserve their power
to control the narrative.
To prey on the people’s susceptibility to forget
And their eagerness to accept,
If the truth can set people free,
they will do anything to keep them in the dark.
Why do our boy and girl have this superpower
with their super-memory?
Why are they immune?
Well, that’s what they have to find out…
This is the story of how:
The one thing that alienates these two people in the world
from everyone else,
The one thing that makes them different
is what brings them together.
And what they discover…
could be the key to toppling the authority.
Because, unlike everyone else,
they remember a time when
there was joy instead of the mundane.
Spontaneity instead of the monotony.
Vibrant Heightened Emotions
Rich Thoughts Senses
A world where people stood out instead of blended in.
It’s not their genes,
But this one thing that sets them apart from everyone else,
This distinctive superpower
is the one thing
and could threaten to
Originally published on June 1, 2020.