This is Annie’s tattoo.
As an undergraduate Psychology student, I chose to do my senior thesis on technology and the influence it has on our lives, which led me to realize the many, many ways in which we are somewhat losing our appreciation for simplicity and beauty. Books, for instance. There is something so contrived and superficial about having an entire book at your fingertips…on a screen. I started collecting beautiful old books, for the aesthetics and also for the principle that someday they might not exist as they do now. One of my favorites, and firsts, is an old cloth-bound dictionary from the 40’s (volume A-K). I decided to get the design found on the spine of this book on my side, along with the letters A-K as they happen to be my initials. I hope it will remind me to continue to appreciate old things and their history as well as the importance of not getting ahead of ourselves.