I have, in some instances, found that I instantly recognise a kanji and the reading - However - i can’t remember the mnemonic anymore. Somehow it feels like the memory is weaker as a result - like somehow forgetting the way i remembered in the first place, makes the memory more fragile.
which raised a couple of questions -
Do people at higher levels still remember the mnemonics that they used to learn the kanji ?
And if i remember the reading / meaning, but not the mnemonic, should i remind myself?
and apologies if you think this train of thought should have remained in my head.