Actor Guy Pearce starred in “Memento,” a quirky film about a man who survived a horrific personal loss. The trauma of the loss prevented him from forming new memories, so he used a Polaroid camera to record people and events, otherwise he’d forget them almost immediately afterward.
Polaroid eventually went out of business, so Guy bought a digital camera. One day while he was busy taking pictures the camera stopped working. The LED read “Out of Memory.” Guy couldn’t get a break.
If we are what we have, when we lose what we have, what are we then? If we are what we remember, as long as we remember then at least we still are. But if all we have is memories, when we lose those, what we have then is lost and so are we.
Wait, hold the phone! Where’s this going? I thought I knew, but now I’m lost. Must be low on memory.
Vincent Van Gouda, artist & critic