I'm a Midwesterner married to a Southerner, raising a family in Las Vegas and appreciating the beauty along the way!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
On Keeping Diaries (or Blogs)
"Of all the strange and unaccountable things this journalizing is the strangest. It will allow nothing to be predicted of it; its good is not good, nor its bad bad. If I make a huge effort to expose my innermost and richest wares to light, my counter seems cluttered with the meanest homemade stuffs; but after months or years I may discover the wealth of India, and whatever rarity is brought overland from Cathay, in that confused heap, and what perhaps seemed a festoon of dried apple or pumpkin will prove a string of Brazilian diamonds, or pearls from Coromadel."
-Thoreau, diary entry from 1/29/1841
Diamonds and pearls? Maybe if you are Thoreau. I would be happy to discover a little amber, maybe some quartz ;P