It was this December while sorting through many a pile of (junk) my catalogue of art info stuffed in draws, that I have decided to do quick views of exhibitions visited both past and present, to keep my absent mind fresh on what the eyes have seen.
As one constantly picks up reviews, notes and many pamphlets at exhibitions while wandering through only to deposit these in some file or draw never to surface gathering dust like distant forgotten memories.
“I seemed to be upon the verge of comprehension, without the power to comprehend as men, at time, find themselves upon the brink of rememberance, without being able, in the end, to remember.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales
“The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for better or worse, we are becoming. But again and again we avoid the long thoughts….We cling to the present out of wariness of the past. And why not, after all? We get confused. We need such escape as we can find. But there is a deeper need yet, I think, and that is the need—not all the time, surely, but from time to time—to enter that still room within us all where the past lives on as a part of the present, where the dead are alive again, where we are most alive ourselves to turnings and to where our journeys have brought us. The name of the room is Remember—the room where with patience, with charity, with quietness of heart, we remember consciously to remember the lives we have lived.”