To write ~ to remember. To erase ~ to forget. Every writing instrument or writing technique requires the possibility - and carries the tendency - of correction, erasure, deletion. The scribe turns his stylus around to smooth the wax, erase his writing and re-use the writing surface anew. The ink is scratched out, or eliminated with erasing fluid, the pencil markings are rubbed out, the electronic text is eradicated with the Delete button.
Inside a bottle of 1950s Pelikan ink a paper fold-out ad contained all the possibilities of deletion in the shape of anthropomorphic erasures: