Ok, consider a bit of science then:
Cognitively speaking, we never experience the present moment.
There is processing lag.
One is always comparing the past to the expectation, which also occurred in the past, and the dissonance and its resolution, which is expressed in _some form_ outwardly *or to one’s self* …
…by a story.
Stories we tell ourselves about our experience moments AFTER it occurs represent the present moment.
Stories are can be told equally well to others.
I’m also not blowing out smoke either. I spent six months in April 2013 with stacks of index cards everywhere and pens, capturing EVERY THOUGHT I had as I had it. Every experience, as it was passing through.
It’s not impossible nor it is difficult. I have thousands of cards. I scanned 700 of them at http://kennethudut.com – but it’s boring – well, I got bored by the task and stopped scanning and abandoned the website.
But the point is., experience is a story we tell ourselves and we can also tell that story to others.