How convenient would it be if Lacuna Inc. from Michael Godry’s, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind existed? For those of you who haven’t seen this film, off your butt, head to your local video... correction, DVD shop and hire it. Not tomorrow: now. Thanks to the introduction of DVD vending machines, people can now rent out their favourite action, romantic, or chick flick from their local supermarket at anytime. Wow, right?
Anyway, diverting back to my point, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind tells the story of two anguished lovers struggling to deal with the reality of parting ways. Both Joel and Clementine, played by Jim Carey and Kate Winslet, undergo a procedure which erases the other from their memory.
There are certainly periods of time, fears, and people I wouldn’t mind having wiped from my memory. Think about it, you could truly save yourself an immense amount of time scrutinising, over analysing, antagonising... OK, so overload of adverbs, my bad. It just sounds sort of cool - well, sort of. Right? No? Dang it! God, I keep getting sidetracked!
So, basically, what I am getting at is that the smells, tastes, street signs, television shows and blog posts (random?) are just a few of the inanimate objects and sensory experiences that serve as obtrusive reminders typifying elements of one’s past - memories preferred to be forgotten. Although, without these memories, I could make the same mistakes I once made, creating a string of problems later on in life.
I guess the convenience of wiping one’s mind of affliction and pain, spite and anger, can prove to be quite an inconvenient further down the track.