"When we recall our own memories, we are not extracting a perfect record of our experiences and playing it back verbatim. Most people believe memory works this way, but it doesn't. Instead, we are effectively whispering a message from our past to our present, reconstructing it on the fly each time. We get a lot of details right, but when our memories change, we only "hear" the most recent version of the message, and we may assume that what we believe now is what we always believed...we cling to them with the greatest of confidence...Memory (is) an embellishment of a real event, a hooked fish that got bigger in the retelling."
Painting: "Kansas Dust". 11X14 Watercolor. December 2014