Bourgeoise, Louise. Ode à l'Oubli. 2004. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville. Harn Blog: Women in Visual Arts, http://harn.ufl.edu/blog/women-in-visual-arts. Accessed 26 January 2017.
"Ode à l'Oubli" by Louise Bourgeois appeals to my core value of courage. I used to have very bad depression, and when I was obsessing over painful memories, I made them even more painful for myself by remembering them differently. I remember very clearly an incident in which I even made up a bad memory unconsciously, and I remember hearing the exact text on the painting echo through my head. When I reflect back on my depression, I no longer feel sad because I overcame my sadness. I had the courage to break free of my depression, and now courage is my most important core value. "Ode à l'Oubli" reminds me of having the courage to keep living.