4.20.2014

Memory Research

Memories are a globule of one substance in another
Usually a gas in a liquid
Memories may remain intact when they reach the surface
of the immersive substance

Sometimes memories are just air in agitated water,
such as below a waterfall

Memories form and coalesce into globular shapes
Memories can be seen because
they have a different refractive index
than the surrounding substance

In speculative memories
prices are at variance with intrinsic value
An example is the Tulip Memory,
a memory in the 1630s and a metaphor for other memories

Memories are often only conclusively identified in retrospect
A sudden drop appears
This is called a crash or a memory burst

The Local Memory is a cavity in the interstellar medium
It contains the Solar System
It is at least 300 light years across
The Local Memory is the result of supernovae that exploded
within the past 20 million years

When disturbed memories oscillate in size
Some memories only last a few seconds before bursting

Memories are used for children's enjoyment
Memories are used in artistic performance

When light shines memories appear to change color

The longevity of a memory is limited by the ease of rupture
of the very thin layer which constitutes its surface


This was inspired by the replacement prompt from Day 12 of NaPoWriMo. This post isn't a poem as much as a copy-and-pasting exercise from Wikipedia, but I liked the idea because of the language it introduced.

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