Trying to figure out why things that happened recently seem
very far away, while things recollected that happened long ago
seem very near.
think it has to do with the strength of the experiences. Recent
experiences are weak [not generically; just mine] so they are
vague, but they are still recent enough to be remembered. Old
experiences that are weak are forgotten, but those that are
remembered are remembered because they are strong, even though
they are old.
of this, of course, accounts for gravity or electromagnetism.