January 12, 2014
I wondered around where I used to work, Book Soup, looking for a book that I ordered for the store, hoping it didn't get sold, because I really wanted to read it today. Charles Perrault is a favorite of mine due to the fact that I was raised with his fairy tales. I can never get enough of "The Sleeping Beauty" or "Little Red Riding Hood." My Mom used to read them to me as a child, and even though I can never remember the location or that whole day, I do have strong memories of her reading these stories to me. So once I was old enough to read them by myself, it was like another texture was layered on my memory of these stories. To bounce out the fairy tales I also purchased Haruki Murakami's "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" as well as a collection of short stories by Jack London.
When I got home, I photographed all my new possessions. It is not enough just to have the books and recordings, but I also needed a photo representation of some sort as well. Photos to me are second-hand objects, a remembrance of things past.