Saturday, March 16, 2013

Some Things Never Change

Daily Draw: Shaman's Oracle ~ Ancestor of Memory

My memory was jogged about my huge thick journal of Morning Pages, from 2002 when a group of us worked though Julia Cameron's Artist Way. This isn't a well ordered journal, it is blank pages filled with stream of consciousness for three minutes upon rising for the day. Written so fast probably a quarter of it I can't even read.

I'm reminded by this card on the third page there is a comment that I didn't encourage visitors because there isn't any furniture in the front room. Hummm. Twelve years later there still isn't, it never has made the priority list. Bits about people it takes me awhile to even remember. And some deep thoughtful pieces about creativity which are a pleasure to read. Memory is a magical thing and it's fun to have an infusion of it. And to put it in perspective...

"Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares." ~ Daniel C. Dennett 1942- Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness

2 comments:

  1. Do you still keep a journal? Or I guess this is your journal now :-D
    The sleek taroty version of one anyway! Lately my 'journal' consists of lots of scattered phrases on post-its that I planned to put in order but that I didn't even date. It is not important. Writing them were - keeping them, not so much.

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  2. No, just this blog, because it has never been about fortune telling, but about how a specific image strikes a chord in me.
    I did a gratitude journal for three years, that was a life changer. For the good.
    I have a journal of quotations, but I seldom add to it anymore, who has time :)

    I'm like you, it is the writing down which helps me remember, not the actual journal.

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