^z 13th January 2024 at 8:38pm

When you keep a journal, you get to enjoy everything three times:

  • when it happens
  • when you write it down
  • when you read about it later

A pleasant thought, offered in a new biography of Samuel Pepys by Claire Tomalin (who writes, "The politician Tony Benn has said that he writes his diary in order to experience everything three times, once as lived, once in the writing down, once in the later reading of what he has written.")

And it applies not just to diary-like logs of events, but also to more general musings ....

(see also AnnalsOfJournals (4 Apr 2000), DearDiary (19 Mar 2001), TidyTime (28 Apr 2001), PeepingSam (5 Jun 2001), WritingRewards (9 Jun 2001), ...)

TopicJournalizing - TopicWriting - 2003-01-11

(correlates: MustLoveDogs, HeadlightsAndDecisions, John Muir, ...)