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.