The author in this artwork wishes to produce an intimate reflection on the value of age and experience.
Through the slow observation of some objects strongly linked to his own memory, the author wishes to activate a reflection that involves both a diaristic character and a behavior expressed through the contemplation of the objects. As a way to dialogue and exorcise the “fear” of aging(1).
(1) There is abundant literature on stereotypes related to the elderly. Elderly people are an “outgroup” that is scary because it inevitably invokes the fear of death. Among others see the work of Greenberg, Schimel and Martens “Ageism: Denying the face of the future” in T.D. Nelson (eds), Ageism: stereotyping and prejudice against the older persons (pp 27-48), and Cambridge (MA) MIT Press.