Eventually a lot of stuff in your life will change so much, or just go away, so that what you're left with is your memory of it. People, places and things. All the nouns.
Even if the it is still around to jog your memory and whatever relationship you had to it, that memory is a revision and will be revised even more as you try to fill it in. There's only a vague connection to reality and others will remember the same thing a little or a lot differently.
Hence, Rain City Revisions: Misremembered embellished episodes from a life spent mostly in Seattle.