This is the tumblr Remembrall.

Have you

-texted everyone back?

-done your homework?

-left the oven on?

-fed your pets today?

-forgotten any hot beverages?

-forgotten a birthday?

-eaten today?

-told somebody you love them?

-remembered every appointment/meeting that you had today?

Feel free to add things to the list!

…Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land…
—  Pablo Neurda, “If You Forget Me”
Your mind has a way of not letting you forget things you wish you could. Especially with people. Like, you’ll always try your best to forget things that people say to you or about you, but you always remember. And you’ll try to forget things you’ve seen that no one should see, but you just can’t do it. And when you try to forget someone’s face, you can’t get it out of your head.
—  John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back

captainiheart said:

Would you mind explaining how when someone walks into a room, they forget why they walked into that room for in the first place?

No I don’t mind at all. Thanks for asking.

The underlying brain phenomenon responsible for this is what is known as an “event boundary”. Our brains compartmentalize events and tie them to the environment, or room, in which they occurred. By moving from one room to the next, the brain effectively creates a file containing all the information about the first room, and what you did there, and tucks it away. It then starts to focus on the second room. In other words, due to the way the brain is trained to store information, we forget things as soon as the environment changes.

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