Still Life, 1670, detail by Jean François de Le Motte
The notes, lists, inventory of thought and miscellaneous,
my refuge for information is all there. I've come to depend
on a singular place; vertical and standing put.
My mind tends to meander more horizontally
these days and often drifts off path.
When I need to refer to something important
it is that assemblage of what-not
stapled to the weathered wall that I count on.
Michael A. Wells