eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

New Jersey, 1978

happiness and laughter in the face of a clean slate. not spotless, mind you. full of crevasses and craters that steal memories forever into the vast darkness of brain matter. beauty in the decay. looking forward. looking backward. being here right now.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d …
~ Alexander Pope