"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
A modern shopping list
First I pile the empties on a counter near the door. Then I photograph them:
When I get to the store, I pull out my phone and look at the photograph. Then, as I walk around the store I forget almost everything I saw in the photograph and go home without most of the things I put on the counter.