Sorting through heaps of photos spanning back several years as I'm putting together my photo wall in Vancouver at the moment (the Whistler wall was EPIC). I take a lot of photos of my friends, who are now scattered across the globe. Some of these people I speak with every day, others I haven't talked to in years. But they were all important to me at one moment in time or another and I like being reminded how vast the world is and how far friendship can be spread.
Music also has a HUGE effect on triggering memories in me. Usually it has to do with a song or the band I was listening to at the time I was with a specific person or doing something. So I've been listening to a lot of stuff in the past couple of days that bring back reminders of times I've spent with specific people. For example:
* Every time I hear Bloc Party I think of Kenny and the insane
adventurous night we had in Vancouver when we were to their show and
ran around the city afterwards.
* The Frames remind me of Bumbershoot and Tory and how we were so excited after the show was finished about how great it was.
* The Cat Empire is the band Graham, Keith and Andy came to see at the GLC and we danced all night.
And so on and so forth...