No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
The smartest thing I ever did as a writer was hire a retired conservation agent to blaze a hiking trail for me. It's nothing fancy — just a narrow path that meanders for a little over a mile through the woods near my home. But that trail through the trees has become my therapist, my personal trainer, and my best editor.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.