Week/Weak of Memory
I watched a programme about memory a while back and though I don't in fact remember that much about it (sigh) there was a point made which stuck in my mind. They were saying that most people don't remember anything before about age 3, and that this had to do with the acquisition of language. But not just single words - specifically, the ability to speak in sentences. And it seems to me the main reason for sentences is for making stories. So we start to be able to have memories at the point where we can begin to make stories. (Okay, I don't think they said that on the programme, but maybe they did and then I just forgot.)
And, just because it's a pleasant image, here is the dog who lived across the street when I was small, named, I think, Patches. I'm sure I loved Patches. But do I remember him (or, possibly, her) or do I just remember looking at the photo, and loving things with fur generally? I don't know.
But what a nice dog.