Writing diary with water

Having started to blog only a couple of days ago, I have been thinking about the whys, hows and wherefores of recording our life narratives for posterity. Late last night I remembered a piece of performance art I came across in Adelaide at the arts festival there a few years back which struck a chord with me and has been nagging at my waking thoughts on and off ever since.
Writing Diary With Water is an ongoing project by Chinese performance artist Song Dong who has been writing a daily diary in water on a slab of stone since 1995. Every day he writes, and every day the writing fades away. Thoughts of ephemerality, vanity, humility, transparency, secrecy, privacy, autobiography, self-preservation and self-extermination all spring to mind. Particularly relevant to my thoughts as a new blogger.

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