I can generally remember the order of events, but not specific dates.
This started to bug me, so I fired up a blank canvas to lay things out in a timeline. Color coding seemed prudent so I made travel moments green and moving-to-a-new-place orange. I can now think of a bevy of other colors that could be beneficial.
I shared a sketch of the timeline with a friend and she thought the whole exercise was morbid but I begged to differ.
I want to reach back in time and ‘pinch to zoom’ so to speak, for more clarity—to record significant events that have eluded digital notation… minor moments, big deals, cultural shifts, concerts that left an impact. That sort’ve stuff.
Why? I have absolutely no idea, but it’s fun to think about!
Not just the blank spaces in the past, but the ones in the future.