Old memories are important but it’s also essential to know how to build new memories. The more alert that one is in the moment, the easier it is to revive those feelings in the future. A visit to a dear friend can be made more memorable when associated with a specific place or season, a memory of the words spoken or the sight and sounds of the making of a meal or drink. The more detail that one can pack into a memory the easier it is to revive. Colors and shapes play a major role in triggering or fixing memories.