There is something deeply compelling and sentimental in remembrance. Remembrance recreates a memory or even reshapes it. Often memory is formed into something new. A creation based on something true, but where the good is exaggerated and the bad forgotten. But perhaps that is the beauty in bringing the past to the present. Sometimes the only way to truly recreate the past is by romanticizing and idealizing it. Thus remembrance can be a spiritual endeavor.
It is a dangerous game to play. The game of revising the past, that is. But it is also rewarding. Once you learn to balance the extremes of remembrance, it can become a true gift, something others will never quite understand.