Merriam-Webster defines map :
1 a: a representation usually on a flat surface of the whole or a part of an area
b: a representation of the celestial sphere or a part of it
2 : something that represents with a clarity suggestive of a map
~ the Freudian 'map' of the mind -- Harold Bloom
so I got to thinking ....
could photographs act just as easily as maps of a life?
If I mapped myself, what might that look like?
And if I focused on, say, my creative life, would it be telling?
Could I show the route from back there
So I gave it a try & here's where it led me ...
To the convergence of paper and books
to beads on cloth with an uncertain latitude
towards an elusive north star
with an ever present guiding light
and a dear navigator who teaches all the compass points.
Just a small smattering of map pages - old directions & new ...
so yes, I can see how I got here
but perhaps the more important question is
just where am I going?
[ this is where a hushed voice offers, "Only the cartographer knows for sure..." ]