Three consecutive PhotoBooth self-portraits
three days and times of day
three light sources
II. This idea
The passage of DNA from ancestors to descendants is as much a process of leaving-out as it is of inclusion or combination. 50/50 the two, in point of fact. Is the accumulation of self through time the same? I would be tempted to guess even less adding-on and more leaving-behind.
III. This self-reflection
There are several parts of me that combine to make me not-very-timely. I am terrible at remembering numbers--or more properly remembering to remember numbers (dates, times, the relationships between times...) I am obsessively focused on whatever task I am currently performing, at the expense of everything else in my life. I will keep washing dishes until all the dishes are washed, or I will keep not washing dishes until there's no way around it. I will keep reading until the book is over, and I will keep writing until the paper is full (what a disaster on a computer screen that scrolls endlessly!) I will keep not-leaving after the time to leave is long past, excepting the times when leaving is the first thing on my mind and I skip everything I should have done first, arriving early with nothing to do and nothing done. I am not good at being on time.
One of these was stored on my computer, one was intentionally stored in my head, and the third I remembered solely for the purpose of inflating the list to three items. I write sentences with three clauses pretty often because it feels good, but not of course without the worry that everyone will notice and think less of me for it.