One Thing, I think

One thing, I think, is that I take every thing, 
every memory, every feeling of my current life past
And I just keep adding and carrying the weight of it with me, 
because that is so much easier, albeit slower, 
to carry everything and set it down where ever I settle down, 
Than to go through
the emotional, and physical dismantling of each memory, 
and the realization that when I am done
there will be nothing of me left

All we have to open the past are the five senses…

And memory

– Louise Bourgeois