How your brain maps stories

Take an object. Any object and look at it for a moment.

What do you see?

What do you think about when you see it?

Let’s take my watch as an example.

It is ticking… In a Stop2go motion that Mondaine, the official Swiss Railway timekeeper, is known for.

There it is! A connection.

A moment when you stop thinking of the watch as a tool for time but as a connection to a memory.

Watch → Second Hand → Railway → Station → Train → European Travels → Amsterdam → Beautiful woman who I should have kissed while leaving that train station in Schiphol to get on an airplane for Greece years ago…

This can be done with any object we see, feel and hear both in real life or in a story we read.

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