the remembered present

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.

~Musicophilia

Oliver Sacks

 

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autumn’s messenger

What you want to acquire, you should dare to acquire by any means.  What you want to see, even though it is with difficulty, you should see.  You should not let it pass, thinking there will be another chance to see it or to acquire it. It is quite unusual to have a second chance to materialize your desire.

~Yosa Buson*

*cited:

Haiku Master Buson

Y Sawa & E Shiffert