Earliest Memory

Some remarkable stories, folks. Whew!

Yeah, Harvey, seems t'me, kids not only can be shaped by very early interactions, but are, by practically all early experiences, because everything's new and impressed upon the blank slate; earlier memories loom larger in the homunculus of memory.

I have some -- too few -- very-early memories in muddled chronology. This one I think of as the earliest: standing in the driveway of the house where I spent my childhood, looking up at our house. Probably a toddler, that's how it feels in memory. I had not so much of a thought as a feeling, a deep impression, that "this is my home." Not just the house, but the whole relationship of place and family. Sad to relate, I lost that life at 13; divorce, broken family, change of town.

It's still a nice house.