Do you ever re-watch old YouTube videos purely for the satisfaction of nostalgia? I was doing exactly that last Tuesday. Tom Rosenthal had created a small vlog series a few years ago and I had remembered feeling so calmed and uplifted by them.

After watching a couple at random, I’d noticed a quote had been added at the end of video 12. Unsure if it was an original or not, I searched it online and discovered it came from an Italian writer named Cesare Pavese…

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

I absolutely adore this quote. Not only is it factually accurate but is also meaningful in my opinion. As someone who practises mindfulness as often as I can remember, I see it as a reminder to do so. Embrace the small moments and be present because a memory is all that is left.

It also represents hope in my view. Having a “bad day” doesn’t mean anything once you move on to a better one. All that remains are small and insignificant memories. It’s allowing the possibility of future “good.”

Let me know if you have any additional interpretations or related thoughts in the comments. Rambles are most certainly welcome!

2 replies on ““We do not remember days, we remember moments.”

  1. I love that quote! I’m going to try to remember this the next time I am having a bad day and look for a way to create a feel good moment in it, that might be all it takes 🙂

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