If You Could Read My Mind

… what a tale my thoughts would tell.

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Have you heard the phrase “his mind was an open book” and wondered what that might mean?

Rather than a hard-cover book, finished and unchangeable, I like to think of the mind as more a loose-leaf notebook, with pages coming and going as we live and learn.

You think a thought, and immediately it’s added to, and subtracted from, by everything else you’ve been told, or experienced, or imagined. Your dreams affect it, your disappointments, your fears, your secrets. Very little we think is original black and white, untouched by whispers of gray: It’s tinted by remember when? but what if? on the other hand …? could it be?

Every other random bit of information, or history, bubbling through the mind tints our thoughts with a touch of color, of insight, of fleeting emotion. Things we’ve been taught, snippets we’ve overheard, everything someone has tried to teach us; it’s all there, waiting in the mind for a chance to rise to the surface and became part of our current thoughts.

Mind Reader, one of a kind liquid-filled globe with clay head sculpture and handmade book. When shaken, tiny printed pages of thoughts swirl in the globe in mind-boggling randomness. the handpainted base is finished with an engraved plate “Mind Reader” and scraps of random thoughts appliqued to each side.

Photographs and globe design copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

 

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