Day 3190: By heart

I like to follow my heart, and my heart is telling me to start out this blog post with a definition.

There are many things I’ve learned so well that I can remember them without having to consult the original source (although my memory is not as good in my late 60s as it was when I was younger).

I know the question I asked last night on Twitter by heart:

I received over a thousand answers to that question on Twitter, of movies that people know by heart and, I assume, love with all their hearts. While I can’t recite all of the answers by heart, they included many other movies that live in my heart and that I practically know by heart, including The Princess Bride, The Birdcage, Groundhog Day, the first Star Wars movie, A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Arthur, Pride and Prejudice, Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles, Casablanca, Babe, Raising Arizona, Animal House, West Side Story, Marx Brothers movies, Ghostbusters, the Jerk, and The Wizard of Oz.

I love, with all my heart, to ask questions that get to people’s hearts, like this one:

I know, by heart, that my photos today will include pictures of our new kitty Joan (whom I love with all my heart) and the desserts we got last night before we picked up more antibiotics for Joan at Angell Animal Medical Center.

There’s no way I’m going to know all the National Days for September 25, 2021 by heart.

Here, here and here are some scenes from The Producers, a movie I know by heart:

What do you know by heart?

Do you know that I always end my blog posts with the gratitude that’s in my heart for all who visit here, including YOU?

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20 thoughts on “Day 3190: By heart

  1. Joan didn’t take long to learn all the best places to sleep by heart!

  2. Carla Coco

    I don’t know many movies by heart, but I do know Elizabeth Barrett Browning famous sonnet by heart. I love the pictures of the plants. Have a nice week-end, Ann

  3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, yes! And an awful lot of song lyrics:-)

  4. Joan looks very relaxed. I imagine she assumes the tiger is a protector…

  5. While there are multiple Mel Brooks films I know by heart one that stands out is Blazing Saddles which I know so well that when I saw a much earlier Eddie Cantor film, Whoopee! I could see how much Brooks borrowed from it. The Eddie Cantor film isn’t very good but is an example of Brooks learning something bad by heart and creating a masterpiece from it.

  6. I know the movie ‘Almost Famous’ almost by heart, Ann. I so much get into the rich adventures of the young man who talks his way into a freelance tour assignment for Rolling Stone magazine.

  7. Most likely if you were able to perform in some way, sing or dance along with the music, poem, play or movie, your ‘implicit’ memory is involved and you will have few or no problems remembering because it’s connected to the ‘old brain’ in mammals. It’s called the ‘procedural’ or ‘implicit’ memory. It relies on unconscious retrieval. However, once the long-term memory is ‘semantic’, or ‘explicit’, it relies on ‘conscious’ retrieval’ and may be prone to errors.

    • So if I experienced the event most likely I know it by heart, but it depends what you mean “by heart’ because it can be semantic or procedural.

  8. I’m all about living by heart

  9. I have seen the movie “Love Actually” so many times I think I probably do know it by heart! 🙂 I like Beth’s comment about living by heart. That’s a wonderful way to live!

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