Thursday, August 04, 2011

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

They only come out at night. Elizabeth Street Pier, looking Northwest towards the mountain. June 2011.

The problem of memory.

When we remember, what is it that we are remembering? Are we remembering it as it is (was), or are we remembering is as we would have liked it to be? Obviously we remember it as we remember it, which is not the same thing as it was (is). So is memory an act of reconstruction? When we reconstruct, we are bound to smooth out the edges, fix the loose seams a little bit. We reconstruct with the benefit/ deficit of hindsight. The 'in-between' bit - our experiences between the initial act, incident or occasion and our reconstruction - must inevitably influence the act of reconstruction.



Roddy said...

Have you had meetings with psychologists of late?
I try to remember the good bits and smooth some of the rough spots.

Roddy said...

If you are talking about the lights,
then some of them actually come out during the day. It's just a little harder to see them in the light.