It is easy to do, we all do it occasionally and when we do, the end product is often entirely wrong.
I am talking about "reminiscing": the act of, as the dictionary puts it, "recollecting and telling of past experiences and events".
The human mind is a very complex area and, when it comes to dealing with matters of the past, it appears to want to recall only the good moments. Certainly, when I think back to my own childhood, the sun always seems to have been shining with the rain clouds far away. Unfortunately, the climatic statistics of that era would tend to disagree with that recollection.
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