A couple years ago I got really hung up that I was not remembering more from the books I was reading.
I wanted to remember and recall all the details and facts and metaphors and insights, but I was only remembering maybe a handful.
But here is the thing about a good book: It is meant to change you.
Memorisation is not critical when compared to transformation.
And this is true about great music shows or comedy shows.
We don’t remember each moment of the show, but we were changed…even ever so slightly…so when we think back on it our attitude changes and the tension in our shoulders releases and we remember the experience, not the bullet points that made up the experience.