While this post seems out of the blue, this writing comes from my experience after viewing the NAMES project in class as we took notes on the orientation and the environment we were in at the time. We were later asked to reflect on our visit there and turn it into a blog post about the reflections on they way we wrote and thought during our time at the AIDS Quilt Foundation.
The way I was writing and thinking during this orientation, they were both very involved in what was being said as entering inside the building caught my eye as I looked at all the quilts.
My writing mostly wrote down all the information that was given to us but my thinking was doing its own thing as I wrote everything down. Most of the writing I had written down had to do with some of the phrases our presenter had said that really caught my attention.
Phrases like “every quilt has personal meaning’ and “every person can see themselves in a quilt.” Those are some of the quotes that I wrote down which was almost like a starting point for my thinking process for the thick description of the panel that we are to be writing about.