"It's what diarists and documentarians and photographers and personal web site authors do: capture and shelf. It's a way to move on without losing a memory, to collect souvenirs of a moment. After my father died I became obsessed with documenting everyone in my life, for fear of losing them and becoming unable to conjure their voice, their facial expressions, in my mind again. But sometimes, shelving for the future steals the present, shifts your attention from seeing to capturing."(Scribbling.net|Document, disconnect)
:: note :: . . . mark & meaning . . . the attention shifts to mark consciousness & create meaning . . . the foolishess of expecting documentation to preserve memory . . . the marking may be a process of seeing : facing reality . . . we usually see what our needs allow us to see . . . we usually see along our own ways . . . the way becomes a rut - a tendancy to structure according to our own perceptual & emotional frameworks . . . the marking is a deliberate seeing with freshness & clarity . . . facing . . . Mark meaning . . .