Arting for 365 Day 115: Memory While Counting Up the Years

Day 115: Counting Up the YearsGoal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

I’ve come to realize the more broad in scope the thoughts in my head, the more apt I am to create non representational or abstract work to reflect on them.

Yesterday, I had a variety of things floating around in the noggin. Here is an attempt to recount my train of thought:

It began with me thinking about how our lives seem to move in intended and unintended directions (this is a recurring thought/theme for me). I thought about how fast life moves, even when it feels like it is just plodding along.

I started to think back on events that have happened over the past few years and then attempted to think back to earlier memories. They were much less distinct and as I tried to round up my first memory, I realized I have no idea what it is or when it would’ve occurred. Unlike Chunk in the Goonies , who I would guess has a plethora of memories at the ready, I’ve never been able to pull a ton of details from my life (good or bad).

I realized that while life may be made up of individual years and acts and memories, for me anyway, there are only spots of solid memory and a lot that fades to the background.

Side note: The actress Mary Lu Henner, who has a phenomenal memory. She and others like her have hyperthymesia. I wondered if I’d love to have such a memory or if it would be overwhelming.

2 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 115: Memory While Counting Up the Years

  1. I keep coming back to look at and study this feels like a maze to me, and I keep wondering if each color will somehow feel different if I travel through it. Mom

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