Disappearing Pictures

The latest SZ Magazin (of Süddeutsche Zeitung) portraits a whoman, that suffers of diabetic retinopathy and therefore is has been becoming blind.  The article hauntingly points out a person’s fear of losing sight. The protagonist in this article describes her wish (and at the same time the impossibility) of compiling a “inner photoalbum”, where she could try to virtually remember important things. More important than e.g. buildings and places (“Unimportant! These can all be described by others!”) are people (“parents, sister, brother, her own face in the mirror…”) or situations (“An autumn’s morning, the view from east to west from warsaw bridge in berlin”).
But, she can not discipline her brain, and therefore has to accept: “The pictures just disappear”.

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