Date: 8/3/2012 2:42:00 AM
On my flight back home today, I was seated behind a young couple with a nine month old baby. She would pop her head over the seat, look at me and when I smiled at her, she would break into a magical toothless smile. We played this little game until she feel asleep.
When she woke up, the plane had landed. I smiled and waved at her as I walked out the door and she looked back at me without any sign of recognition. I thought to myself what a wonderful gift that was to be able forget so completely and so quickly. That baby reminded me of a quote by Sholem Asch
“Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.”