Sitting on the bus every morning strange thoughts go through my head, memory for one, is a strange thing and can play real tricks on you. Especially childhood memories, which could be complete fantasies with no bearing on reality. Of course you don't actually realise this until you much older.
I recently watched Tuck Everlasting, now I remember reading the book and loving it as a child but watching the movie was a bizarre experience as it turned out that I barely recalled anything that happened. Even stranger was watching The Dark Crystal last night. I used to be terrified of Labyrinth and in awe of Dark Crystal my sister and I would spend whole afternoons watching both back to back. I've seen Labyrinth a few time since then and the only thing that terrifies me is David Bowie's tights (I mean he is pretty scary just look at him!) but watching Dark Crystal was like something completely new. How could I have forgotten the whole thing and made up a totally different movie in my head?
I'm guessing it is like all those other films that you see years later and start getting all the jokes your older sibling laughed at. (The first time I watched Grease as a teenager I couldn't believe how much I'd been oblivious too). I makes me wonder how much of what I recall from my earliest memories is real and how much I substituted with of own imagination.