I believe memory is built into many systems in the Universe, including humans, since we’re a part of this Universe.
I did some looking into it last year to wrap my brain around it a little. Hysteresis – it’s a ‘lag’ that covers a lot of territory. I believe spacetime itself has memory, as things that happen within it distort its very shape in ways we can’t perceive yet.
Even back to Earth, wood that’s bent returns to its original form, unless you use a lot of clamps and hot-salt-water and/or glue. [making a violin for example]. Or even carpet – we *give* carpet memory of its shape via a similar process.
And back to more abstract things – a “bad place” for exmaple, could very well _be_ a “bad place” and not neutral at all. “Something in the air” might be more than psychological
[although we’ve had our bad-feelings given to us by movies with the dramatic music and such but also through our experiences… but still, I believe it can be entirely physical).
So, I’m curious what your thoughts are on water and memory. It’s hard to articulate thoughts like these without sounding ‘nuts’ – but I don’t think it’s nuts. It just takes a different way of seeing things.