Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of sight, out of mind

Meaning: The idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view.

Origin: The use of ‘in mind’ for ‘remembered’ and ‘out of mind’ for ‘forgotten’ date back to the at least the 13th century. The earliest printed citation of a link with memory and the sight of something is in John Heywood’s Woorkes. A dialogue conteynyng prouerbes and epigrammes, 1562, as reprinted by the Spenser Society, 1867:

“Out of sight out of minde.”


This is where I am at right now in my life.  I could post more and I could post specifics but when it all comes right down to it, they are not important.  I know them and sadly the others involved know them as well even though they might not want to admit it. It has been bugging me for a while now and I have debated how to handle it.  Do I send them an e-mail, do I let it go, or what?  It is bothering so i have to get it out, but I am not sure it is worth it all to send the e-mail.  So for now, this blog post will serve as my outlet. And maybe in the future I will feel lead to send that e-mail. Maybe not.


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