given people’s eagerness to gain rewards, offering incentives for frequent self-catching may encourage participants to make untruthful reports, again leading to over-reporting of mind wandering. The problem of verifying self-report measures is a problem not only for mind wandering research, but for any research using measures that rely on introspection and metacognitive judgments (see Jack and Roepstorff, 2002, Jack and Shallice, 2001, Marcel, 2003, Overgaard and Sandberg, 2012, Schooler and Schreiber, 2004)
i did not take a picture of you
i knelt and drew a map
cameras don't take memories.
i knelt and counted centuries
printed on the leaves of your heart,
i knelt and counted grains of warm sand,
seeing in them, seasons.
we are on our own
abandoned even by futile prayers;
but cameras only take shadows
of perished visions,
shadows of what might have been,
cameras blur visions,
i hated to blur your image,
an image sustaining.
i did not take pictures,
of these nameless shadows.
let us kneel here together
praying to the gods of our own invention
strumming the tense chords in us
counting the rhythm of the sky
in our footsteps.
Do not forget, do not forsake, do not forget.
It is there, the order and the purpose;
there is chaos, but not in you, not way down deep in your heart,
no chaos, only ease, grace, beauty, love, greatness
…please Kid, do not forget yourself;
save that, save that, preserve yourself;
turn out those mean little old tales by the dozens,
it is easy, it is grace, do it American-wise, drive it home.
Credo - Jack Kerouac