I want to write it all down — every single thought and experience, if possible. Get it on a page or in a poem or an article or in a book or on a web page. I want to take a picture of every scene and every face. Maybe even a movie or audio recording of every moment.

What if I could mount a video camera on my head, always running, storing it all somewhere? What if I could somehow store every word, every document, all of the evidence in a vast database somewhere?

Maybe that would keep it all from disappearing.

AB — originally posted 4/24/2004