photography, Psychology, Uncategorized

…instead of a coherent personality that stretches back in an unbroken line to a first memory and looks forward to an indefinite future, we discover a self ridden with gaps and ambiguities.  Who “I am” appears coherent only because of the monologue we keep repeating, editing, censoring, and embellishing in our heads.


the remembered present

photography, Uncategorized

Perception is never purely in the present – it has to draw on experiences of the past; … ‘the remembered present.’ We all have detailed memories of how things have previously looked and sounded, and these memories are recalled and admixed with every new perception.


Oliver Sacks




photography, Uncategorized

“… the present situation [is] the fruition of former choices…engage it as the arena for what is to come. …embrace the ambiguity of a present that is simultaneously tied to an irrevocable past and free for an undetermined future.*



Buddhism without Beliefs

Stephen Batchelor

pg. 47