Etel Adnan On Memory

   Etel Adnan   (February 24, 1925 -)

Etel Adnan (February 24, 1925 -)

Is memory produced by us, or is it us? Our identity is very likely whatever our memory decides to retain. But let’s not presume that memory is a storage room. It’s not a tool for being able to think, it’s thinking, before thinking. It also makes an (apparently) simple thing like crossing the room, possible. It’s impossible to separate it from what it remembers.