I was in an elevator last evening when a random remembrance popped into my head for some reason, but I could not identify the reason. It was a memory that had no special or for that matter, any significance to me. It just suddenly showed up, like an uninvited houseguest. How do these things occur? If I wasn’t consciously thinking about it, where did it come from? I doubt I was subconsciously thinking about it. This made me wonder about the things people sometimes do or say. So often, we are on automatic pilot when we are going about our lives. We don’t even think about what we are going to say sometimes, it just comes out, of habit probably. But why are certain thoughts recalled by the mind at certain times with no prompting? Especially thoughts that are meaningless? What controls this? Why do we start humming a song without even thinking about it? I don’t have the answers and I don’t think anyone does. The mind works in strange ways. There are many components that we do not have any control over. It is as if when we were born, we were programmed a certain way. I find it odd that certain things are long ago forgotten and others remain in reach of the thinking mass. I don’t think we somehow choose these memories or thoughts, they just occur. I wish we could be selective about the things we remember or choose to forget.