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Returning for a moment to the subject of fabricated and altered pasts, I believe that, to some degree, this tendency to edit and add to that which has already happened is part of being human. In many cases, it is done subconsciously; in others, it is carefully orchestrated to achieve fame, (even notoriety), sympathy or merely acceptance. Most alterations to the past are completely innocent, tied as they are to photos and the verbalized opinions of those around us. Within a short space of time, the opinions become ours and the images, conjured up by borrowed photos, are part of our visual, and often even emotional, memory.