"Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought." Emily Dickinson
On Art as a Reminder http://t.co/IilWvmSiD2— Book of Life (@bkoflife) July 21, 2015
Leads to this insight
At the humblest level, the shopping list had to be invented because we have a tendency to overlook half the requirements of the larder when at the store. We likewise forget a great many pieces of emotional wisdom that are in our minds in theory, but that we overlook in practice. The wise, consoling, encouraging, or cautionary words are simply not there when we need them....
The world isn’t short of wisdom: it’s short of inventive techniques for making the wisdom we do have more prominent, and more readily available to us at moments of crisis.
So now I have a reminder to read my reminders more often or more regularly.