Back when I was a kid, I saw a movie titled The Spirit of ’76 and it was confusing maybe because I was a dumb kid who barely know anything. It was a movie of time travelers going back to the 70s and reclaim lost history or something. Anyway, there’s this one memorable scene of the time traveler talking to a woman in the 70s. The guy couldn’t answer the woman’s question and she assumed the guy forgot and replied “I bet you’re a Capricorn. Capricorns are always so forgetful.”
Since I’m a Capricorn, her statement kinda rang true for me because I am a forgetful person.
A few days ago, I went to the phone company to pay my internet bills. On the way, I passed a local college and there’s this female student gleefully waving at me like she knows me. I waved back with a smile and then I was like “Who was that? A couple of months ago, I passed someone I recognize and I didn’t know the name and just nodded at them with a smile.
And this happened on several occasions and I wondered why I don’t recognize or at least know their names. When I bump into an old acquaintance or classmate, they always know my name, but I don’t. Is it maybe because my teenage life wasn’t all that great? Or maybe I never liked any of my classmates and I unconsciously buried any bad memories? Or is it because I’m anti-social? Or is this a trait found only in Capricorns?
It’s like I’m that guy in Koe no Katachi — I don’t know anyone around me, but they know me and my name.
— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs