Did you ever play the memory game?
It was a feature of birthday parties, before the days of trampoline parks and bouncy castles. In between the 3-legged race and the cake, a tray with assorted objects was briefly presented for the guests’ viewing and memorizing, the winner being she/he who could remember the most items. What I remember is never winning!
Music goes in one ear and out the other, until we realize we might have missed something, and need a double-take to confirm. It’s the feeling you get when you hear backmasking, the technique of recording music played backwards, made famous by the Beatles (“Paul is dead…Paul is dead”), but actually started decades earlier.
Frank Bernard Dicksee – Yseult – Public Domain