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Nov 12, 2014

reflection in the mirror

self nov 2014
november self, sooc

Sometimes I would get to thinking about my room, and in my imagination I would start at one corner and circle the room, mentally noting everything there was on the way. At first it didn't take long. But every time I started over, it took a little longer. I would remember every piece of furniture; and on every piece of furniture, every object; and of every object, all the details; and of the details themselves - a flake, a crack, or a chipped edge - the color and the texture. At the same time I would try not to lose the thread of my inventory, to make a complete list, so that after a few weeks I could spend hours just enumerating the things that were in my room. And the more I thought about it, the more I dug out of my memory things I had overlooked or forgotten. I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years ...

from The Stranger by Albert Camus

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Borqna said...

WOW! Awesome!

Tracy said...

LOVELY image, Juana... And I like this mental exercise! Time is an interesting things, especially when one works from home too. An hour in a room can be a long time. I'm going to try this around-the-room exercise! In a few days we travel to the US to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family--so happy! And as the holidays approach I'm making a departure from blogland. No worries though, I'll still be around... ;o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

Anonymous said...

like the photo…like the excerpt...

Tammie Lee said...

such an interesting thing to do
inventory like that.
i have a friend that spends an hour or more each night going over every detail of her day. if something gets her attention then she sits with that until it is cleansed from her.

lovely portrait.

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