emories are like water.
Some flows, some stagnates and some evaporates.
Sometimes, it hits us angrily like a tsunami while some others kiss like gentle waves.
Whatever form dear memories take, we can’t live without them. Like water, they are also a basic necessity for life.
“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.”
― Oscar Wilde
In scientific terms, the percentage of water in human body is about 65% - 75%. And, human brain is loaded with almost as much memories, I would say. Even the facts we know is often related to how we gained them, who taught them and so on. May be that’s why we turn nostalgic every now and then.
In the deathbed, when loved ones helps us take the last sip of water, our memories takes us to a state of trance. These memories lets us unstring ourselves from the material world and prepares us to take the final journey.
I don’t know (yet) how death be like. But, I presume that we become nostalgic and our mouths would go dry.
“Nostalgia is a side effect of dying”
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
So as I say,
Memories are like water!