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I skipped Feb. 11 this year. Hardly ever experienced it. Not just me, but my wife far too, aboard our airplane as we flew throughout the International Day Line to take a look at New Zealand.

We misplaced a day but we obtained some insight.

The journey was to reconnect with places that’re emotionally significant to us. We went to the hospital where our daughter was born, and rekindled a single of our most valuable shared recollections.

But it does not acquire a ticket to make this magic. You never need to have to go to New Zealand.

You just have to have to be you.

Endel Tulving, a psychologist at the College of Toronto, was the 1st to explain our episodic memory compared to our semantic memory. Semantic memory is pure reality, like: my daughter was born at Wellington Regional Medical center or Denver is the capital of Colorado.

But episodic memory is our ability to re-encounter and remember earlier private situations, like my daughter was born on a working day that rained so hard it seemed like liquid lightsabers were capturing up all around the Wellington medical center. Which is etched in my memory.

There are a lot of approaches we can do this memory time vacation. Touch a family heirloom, observe an outdated film, generate in a journal, get in touch with an older relative to notify you a tale.

It’s an imperfect and minimal time device – but if we appear hard sufficient, we just may capture a glimpse of our upcoming by recalling a instant from our previous.

Be excellent, be perfectly, be outside the house as considerably as you can to remain harmless as you can. Right until up coming week, no issue what, climb on.


Peak Views is a weekly section published and voiced by Matt Cavanaugh, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Military and a resident of Manitou Springs, the place he life with his wife and two youthful young children. As a result of his crafting, Cavanaugh explores everyday living in the Pikes Peak location, which includes the gradients and subtleties of our life in the shadow of America’s Mountain. 

You can uncover additional work by Cavanaugh right here.

KRCC’s Abigail Beckman manages the “Peak Perspectives” series. The opinions expressed in this publication are those people of the authors. They do not purport to mirror the views or sights of KRCC or Colorado Community Radio.