Take 100 pictures each day, throw 99 away each night


We dream 100 dreams every night, but in the morning remember at most one.

Take 100 pictures each day, throw 99 away each night.

I mean this both as a metaphor for experiencing life and ideas, and as a specific, mundane practice tactic I might try for accelerated learning of photography. Imagine taking 100 digital photos each day, as best you can, not sloppy just to achieve a numerical target, but then choosing exactly one to keep and deleting the rest forever. To remind yourself that you should be panning for gold, and that the days of your life are as ephemeral as those bits on your hard drive.

See also “Stealing from a dream“.

According to Wikipedia

The alba (“sunrise”) is a subgenre of Occitan lyric poetry. It describes the longing of lovers who, having passed a night together, must separate for fear of being discovered by their respective spouses.

According to Wikipedia, Australians

believe that every person essentially exists eternally in the Dreaming. This eternal part existed before the life of the individual begins, and continues to exist when the life of the individual ends. Both before and after life, it is believed that this spirit-child exists in the Dreaming and is only initiated into life by being born through a mother.

Aside: Imagine this movie nightmare/hallucination effect. Picture a manic artist in a garret, “Genius on a hot plate. Genius for a midnight snack.” But then genius and spiders. Spiders are suddenly crawling on his arms, then more and more, and quickly his entire body and head down to its core is transformed into a writhing mass of spiders (not just covered with spiders), as he runs around screaming as if on fire.

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  1. Movie scene: Takes off his belt with big buckle , whips assailant in head with buckle, wraps belt around neck, drags around backward until strangled.

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