Amnesia Around the Present Moment


Illustration by Lonni Sue Johnson. 

After a bout of encephalitis, Lonni Sue Johnson suffered brain damage to her hippocampus in 2007. Since then, she has lost all her memory and lives entirely in the narrowest sliver of the present moment. Time has covered her case, with a focus on the ways she has retained her creative knowledge, talents and skills after her unfortunate affliction. For example, she can still recall how to play the viola - but cannot remember that her father died many years ago. She illustrates her experiences in the present moment in order to continue to retain and build ideas through the course of the day. See the video below the jump.
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