"Why look into the past? Why see it as a map and make a record of our rambling timeline? Because the results fills us with the light of understanding. Now that I can see in my current state the shadow of my previous years, I can more rationally digest everything that makes me who I am."
The purpose of this exercise is to use your past to help you: understand why you are the person you are in this moment, inspire a written work, and help you heal so you can continue to heal and grow. These memories can be positive ones you are proud of, or perhaps others that will help you find answers.
|From Photographer Tom Huss' Series called Reflections|
"Tapping into the past is a way to gain appreciation for the present, and if we can value who we are right now, we can consider our poetic selves and honor whatever it is we need to voice."
|Photo by Tachina Lee on Unsplash|
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