Monday, May 17, 2010

this week's PostSecrets

I find it unfortunate for musicians to feel that the music they make doesn't appear to reach out to others, just because their following isn't quite as large as they'd hope for. But I do hopelessly admire music-makers for sharing their talent. Music is one of the most immediate ways of self-expression, and to be able to perform to an audience, regardless of its size, has got to be the most self-gratifying thing to do.

This reminds me of a Latin proverb that came up in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, “Memoria praeteritorum bonorum [the past is always recalled to be good]” (99).

Every memory we can recall is a slightly modified version of a particular moment in time. We witness/experience an occurence, and then our minds doctor such event a bit/a lot as it is stored in our mental compartments.

I guess questioning the veracity of memories just can't be helped.

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