According to Richard, who is reliable on such points of fact, “Emotional Bridging” is the term used to describe the phenomenon where we experience a really strong memory trigger in, for example, a piece of sound. One of mine is the sound of Geoff Robinson’s voice – as well as the old jingle for his “Morning Report” show on Radio New Zealand’s National Radio programme. Call me an old fogie, but that new jingle simply doesn’t cut the mustard. While we’re on the subject of National Radio, do you also think that the news reader Nicola Wright has the most extraordinary voice?
The smell of thyme is another trigger for me, and pine needles, and dieseled roads… All smells from childhood summers in Central Otago. There is so much to celebrate about my life as a New Zealander that it’s almost a crime to allow any feelings other than joy and contentment to gain any traction at all. I strongly believe that our land itself is live-giving. I just have to stop and look out the window and my spirits are lifted.
Tim and I and his sister Jess went to see “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” at the cinema on Friday night. I’m going to refrain from making this into a film-review journal. There are people a lot better qualified than me writing reviews for the web, so I’ll leave that to the experts. I just thought I’d mention that the character Arthur had the same phone as me. Hopefully no-one will be ringing mine and informing me that this planet is designated for descruction to make room for an intergalactic hyperspace highway. We laughed a lot, but I think most of the audience was expecting a sci-fi action film and failed to notice that everything was ironic.
“There’s more time than you think”. There’s one day to go before school begins again. I’ve been at home preparing for parts of the last couple of days. I can’t say I’m excited about getting back to work, but I still feel I love my job.
I’ve definitely got a number of my personal business up to date this holiday, and I’ve had a good rest, so I’m certainly going to go back to the second term refreshed and motivated. Activating this website again has been a wonderful experience for me. I think things are well in my world.
All well with you?