WE ARE OUR NARRATIVES and in this tear away world that often means we are what we tweet, what we like, what we pin, what we share.
I prefer "proper narratives" and that means I gravitate towards people who share stories in settings as trivial as airport lobbies and as serious as intimate discussions in hospital wards. I revel in expression through personal audio. I respect silent perspectives in sketchbooks. I believe the full collection of one's internal and external narratives generates the our real "self-in-world". And as the summer of my own life bears down on me, I'm glad my narrative self continues to unfold as an autobiography with the help of digital tools in my pockets.
I'm starting to see shadows and light where the naked eye failed to register them. I get to rewind audio soundscapes and hear heightened ambient environments that my dead right ear no longer hears. These things appear because I'm trying to build digitally-enhanced narratives of everyday life. The digital tools actually record patterns that an ordinary observer often fails to see or hear.
I wonder if what I'm creating will adequately document the 40 years I lived in the last century as comprehensively as it records the 35 years I will enjoy in this century.
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