"are you still keeping a diary?" he asked.

out of the blue.

didn't tell him what i'd been writing about.

(but maybe he knew.)

i'm trawling through my collection.

finding the past. amusing. soothing. confronting.

me, a diarist? yes.

I wonder about my motives in wanting to set down my thoughts and activities. Do I do it from some overdeveloped sense of self-importance? I hope not. Do I do it in order to better understand myself? Maybe. I do it to look for connections, connections with my own past, with my parents, and with others I hear or read about or meet.
- Stephanie's Journal by Stephanie Alexander -


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