“I think the weirdest thing is having left-over information about someone. Like I still know someone’s favorite girl name, or their favorite season, or someone’s address. I remember someone’s favorite ice cream flavors, someone’s favorite childhood book, and the mental disorder their uncle has. I remember the ages and birthdays of their siblings. I remember the song they said they’d sing to their spouse. Where do I put this down? Where do I learn to forget?”


(oil painting by Gottfried Helnwein)