I was reading a particularly
interesting article about the famous Wherrett brothers in Saturday's Herald
colour supplement when one of the things that one of them said made me
sit up and take notice!! And NO - it wasn't the fact that Peter is a cross
dresser, although this was something of a revelation. Instead I was taken
aback by Richard who said something like "I have no real memories prior
to the age of 10". His 'analyst' thinks it may be caused by one or more
really bad things that happened to him at that stage and he's simply repressed
them. Now this got me thinking, I can tell you. Because, ya see, I didn't
have that many memories prior to the age of 10 either!! I sat around on
Saturday afternoon and put that old thinking cap on and could only think
of two or three things that happened to me at that stage of my development.
Later that night, as I lay partially awake and ready for sleep, I kept
thinking about it instead of drifting off to slumberland. And then, of
course, I finally had some kind of panic attack by thinking "maybe something
really bad happened to me in my extreme youth that I'm repressing as well"
- ARRRRGH. Thankfully, just after this ridiculous brain storm, I remembered
a couple of other things and then some more and so on... None of them are
particularly interesting and so I wont bore you with the details (I can
hear a collective sigh of gratitude, even from here). In the end, it was
quite a usefull thing to get worried about as it gave some of those weird,
less-used corners of my brain a bit of a work out and the memories were
quite pleasant in the main (except for the day I managed to give the next
door neighbour a massive lump on the head - sorry, I couldn't resist).
Try it sometimes and see for yourself...