I'm not sure for whom I am writing this blog. Probably for me. I watched this interview with a guy, a journalist who had one year to learn all kinds of memory stuff so that he could participate in a competiton. The one most important thing he said was "Everybody has something they're extremely good at remembering" - and they should use it to remember other things.
I am awful at remembering. Names, faces, places... Marika once closed her eyes and asked me what eye colour she had. And I couldn't answer! (Now this wasn't just after we met either, it was sometime during the last year in school). On the other hand we read Kallocain (spelling probably messed up) in class one year. I hated the book and read it only once and very poorly. And then when another teacher (in another class) used that book and a special scene from it as an example I could remember it almost as clear as glass! I doubted myself (adding: I think, it was probably, wasn't there etc before my point), but I remembered it. He fumbled a bit along the details and I was like well this happened then this then this and then finally this.
I had my Harry Potter-freak-peak perhaps 7-9 years ago, but still when a friend talks about random small Harry Potter plot points I still remember them. They're not awfully clear and in context, but when she talks about them I recall. And that still from reading the books such a long time ago!
Back to the point. What if I could use that recollection of stories and somehow apply it to also remember names and faces? Wouldn't that be a grand thing?
I'm going too think a little about that.