anubhuta visaya asampramosah smrtihYoga Sutras of Patanjali, 1.11
smrtih = memories
anubhuta = experienced
visaya = objects of sense perception
asampramosah = not fully lost
I drew the photo to represent memory triggered by a place where it was taken, even though the person in it isn’t around.
Even when we aren’t with someone because they’ve died or because they just aren’t around, I feel that we aren’t completely separated.
At the very least we’re connected to them through memory.
John Donne points to it in his poem “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”: –
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat.