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Oct 14, 2010
I have been thinking a lot about memory and asking friends and family about their first or earliest memories and about how old they thought they were.
This came about while I was looking at the above photo of me at a zoo, and how some photos create a memory that we may not actually remember, but know second hand because of the photo.
Similarly- stories about us that we incorporate into our memories in the first person even though it is someone else's recollection.
So here is my earliest memory;
I must have been 3 or 4 I was in the kitchen of the first house we lived in, the sun was coming in through the window and I remember the brick pattern linoleum floor, we had a cat that was about to have kittens and my Dad was putting together a metal ride on fire truck that a grandparent gave my brother and I. He was having a hard time doing it and was really frustrated- that made me nervous.
Anyway if you care to I would love to hear some of your first memories and about how old you might have been...:)
Oct 13, 2010
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Oct 11, 2010
I've been wanting to make some pictures from my trip to Ireland, and Queen Medb's Cairn on the summit of Knocknarea Mountain in Strandhill was my first choice. (She is also known as Queen Maeve if you anglicize her name.) Queen Medb's got an interesting story, a mixture of potential truths and a lot of mythology. But, what really surprised me is that it turns out she was killed by Furbaide with a piece of cheese. Yes, cheese. He used it as a missile to kill her while she bathed in a pool. I figure that part must be true.
yesterday we had great weather and so I went hiking again.
here is a view from nussberg at the egde of vienna (you can see the skyline in the distance).
unfortunately it wasn't such a great day for my hometown, we had communal elections and the socialists lost their absolute majority, while the far right party got 27% (!!!) :(((
Oct 7, 2010
the sun is shining in vienna :))
I had sara fanelli's book "sometimes I think, sometimes I am" in the mail, and a friend brought me lots of old letters and cards.
hope you all have a good day too!
ps. how to make old paper flexible, waterproof, and durable:
Oct 6, 2010
Oct 4, 2010
today is the first day at my office where I had to start the heating and switch on the lights during daytime.
outside it's doom and gloom and pretty cold (around 10 degrees celcius).
yesterday I outbraved the bad weather and took a walk to the outskirts of vienna...