01 December 2010

Reflections on Restorations

Whenever we document the past, whether in a blog, in a private journal, or in a history book, we are performing acts of restoration. We often do not know how accurate our documentation might be, but we are possibly creating information of use to someone in the future.

You may be involved in the restoration of art, of buildings, of relationships, of hope, of health, of knowledge, of peace or some other form of repair. But how authentic is that restoration? How do you decide what is worth repairing?

In five minutes of digital manipulation, I played with the above image to "restore" a well-known work of art. Is Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper worth saving because it is a great work of art or because it is a well-known work of art or because it is by someone famous?

What is worth saving through restoration, and why? On a personal level, you may wish to restore your own earlier life, your talents, your past friendships, your home, or even your reputation. On a social level, you may wish to work with others to restore an environment of some kind, an awareness of some kind, or perhaps even a long-lost world.

Here are some of my other blog posts on similar topics:

Your amazing journey into existence

Being comfortable with knowledge

The real world

We are all related

Perhaps you would like to share some of your own reflections on restorations. I look forward to hearing from you.

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