Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The inverse mist of time

Both an uncle and my (step)grandma have memory issues, and what strikes me about it, besides the sadness of the situation, is that it is chronologically opposite to mist. In mist, you can see things close by, but far away disappears. With people, it seems like they can't remember what happened yesterday, or even 5 minutes ago, but what happened in their youth is still pretty clear. I associate it with those pictures where what's in front is all blurry and out of focus, but the background is clear, like this one

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