Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Once again I was struck with a phrase in the middle of insomnia though this one isn’t a quote that I know of. I wrote it up on my white board and it lurked there for a few weeks until I had a chance to try it out with the same pen-and-watercolor technique as I used for A Circle in Time. I deliberately let the watercolor pool down at the bottom of the page so that it was still damp when I wrote the second line, but dry up top so the first line is clear.
“i teach myself to remember
i teach myself to forget”
As a child, I was often faced with a dire lack of new books to read, so I taught myself to forget the details and endings of books so there was still a sense of adventure when I read them over again later. I often keep whole worlds of detail in my head about other things, however, though the older I get, the less I’m able to stuff new information in without losing track of some of what was already there.
Remember, Forget, 5″x5″ watercolor with pen and ink, $99 with free shipping.