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Old friends

 Over break I saw and old friend and we had been very close during high school before she left for college (she's a year older than me). We have ways of acting around each other, patterns of interaction. It only took my minutes to fall back into the same way of moving and talking and I was surprised. Paul said our brain doesn't have "memories" per se, and that it constructs a new story each time. This felt like a story my brain was used to telling, like it had patterned every behavioral nuance so many times that it had become a biological part of me, if that makes any sense....I don't think it does, but oh well.

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