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Journal Keepers, ahoj!

Today @brainpicker has this beautiful piece by Joan Didion on why we keep notebooks.

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Chicago filmmaker, teacher, and blogger.

3 comments on “Journal Keepers, ahoj!

  1. When I re-read, I am often embarrassed by who I was twenty years ago and sometimes angered by what I wrote ten years ago. But I suspect that re-reading ultimately helps to make me a nicer and more open person.

    Or maybe that’s just a rationalization.

    • Oh god, reading my old deadjournal (anybody remember those?) from high school ::shudders:: That is a rough block of Memory Lane. I’m sure it’s useful to read it, but it’s *painful*.

  2. This essay and Didion’s “On Self Respect” helped me get through a nightmarish breakup. Great essay.

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