I recently screened a film, After Life, by one of my favorite directors, Hirokazu Koreeda. The question the film asks of its recently dearly departed characters (as per its title, it is about the afterlife) is this:

If you had to choose one memory to carry with you for eternity, what would it be?

Wow, I thought. That’s a heavy question. I mean I can’t even imagine how I would pick my…

And then I had it, my forever memory. Just like that. A day later, I revisited my decision to see if I’d been too hasty, but it wasn’t even worth spending a second…