Creating a monument is a matter of taste and values and the means to get it made. Once you monumentalise a person, a place, or thing, you run the risk of worship.*
(Terry Tempest Williams)
I have so much to remember. It comes with modern living. And it means I forget so much.
I hope that I remember the important things and forget the unimportant. In a way that’s living, unfolding, vibrant.
The danger of remembering in a fixed or monumental way is that we leave out or forget the most salient and critical elements, even leaving in the ‘half-truths and, in many cases, lies.’*
It’s no way to live.
(*From Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land.)