the title was going to be, “the myth of memory, a history”, but i changed my mind & now it’s “how fate works”

so: first i saw the photograph and it got me to thinking (see paragraph in green), but that didn’t seem to really convey my thoughts on the image as succinctly as i thought it should.

“they” say that to write your memoirs you should build a linear narrative; recording dates, experiences, births, deaths, marriages, moments of your life that for one reason or the other have stuck with you.

the author works on the yearbook his senior of high school. yes, i know who she is, but for privacy’s sake will not identify her.

and in the same vein this came unbidden (also in green):

i think it was mark twain who said that an autobiography is made up of the small details and not the large ones (i paraphrase.)

but i felt it was headed no where, and it was beginning to sound sort of hoity toity, when i know i don’t have the wherewithal or at the least, i did not want it to go that way, when i thought of dosso dossi’s wonderful “allegory of fortune“, which then prompted this:

and that my friends, is how fate works.


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