Do you keep a diary? Have you ever kept a diary?
I think my
first diary was begun when I was about eight or nine years old. I kept it going, on and off for about six
years but sadly I destroyed it when I was about 17 on the basis that it might
incriminate me (and at least one other person). I expect it was in a manner I would consider pretty
serious diary was begun when I was at college but that was more a work of
fiction because I had the sense to leave out anything that could be harmful or
hurtful to others. Nevertheless, as a reminder
to myself it works quite well.
From then on
the camera became my ‘diary’ and I tended to rely on pictures to tell the story
of my life. Occasionally interspersed
would be little bits of diary but anyone trying to piece it all together in
order would have a fun time – not!
recently Partner-who-loves-tea and I have tried to recall when we did such-and-such
a thing and have had great difficulty working it out. So we have decided to create a brief but indexed
diary of our years together.
I have also
decided to make a great effort to keep a diary in the future. One which doesn’t just cover
the main events - like where we holiday - but also all the little bits of
trivia like local shops closing down. News
of friends, both home and abroad, will also go in it. It is the sort of resolution I have made on
many a January 1st in the past.
I wonder how long it will last?
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