ohmaan

from Slouching Towards Bethlehem

In west on 07/25/2011 at 12:18 am

The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle. Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.

joan didion

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  1. For me, writing things down is a way of justifying my fetish for buying notebooks. And pens. Rulers are useful too. And pencils and …..

    I’m sorry. I kinda like stationery. Please don’t judge me 🙂
    James x

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