Another note that surfaced, this one actually dated: 1/17/79. Apparently, for some reason, I was moved to jot down a personal definition of innocence (as opposed to incense, which is defined by smell rather than words).
“Innocence: Trusting first rather than mistrusting. Thinking someone is right first rather than wrong.”
Sadly, tragically, life has a way of destroying that trust and changing that thinking.
On the note’s flip side…
Apparently I had an idea about an art work involving dominoes (the game pieces, not the pizza pie). I do sort of remember considering a print series involving dominoes. The idea was that they’d be pretty to look at and would contain interesting math sequences.
Best laid plans, etc. I always was more of a designer and dreamer than a dedicated, devoted doer. The idea or design was always the real point — solving the challenges and puzzles involved.
The actual doing… meh. That’s just busy work.
And, yes, I have horrible handwriting. I know.
Think of it… a piece of paper (cardboard, actually) that I’ve been carting around for over 37 years! That includes the move from California to here; in 1979 I was just out of college and working in my dad’s graphic design shop. It wasn’t until a year later I got the job with The Company.
Now I can finally throw that piece of stuff away (along with many, many others not worthy of mention or archival).