Proving that One Day is Different from Another
February 27, 2013
“It is important that I write something down every day . . . It doesn’t have to be more than a few words, just enough to prove that one day has been different from another in certain of its aspects, otherwise it might seem as if one has no past or future, as if one lives within a twenty-four-hour circle, turning over and over in an endless repetition.”
– Julia Blackburn, Daisy Bates in the Desert
“The main value of the journals is not any of this, but making the reader realize that what’s important about life is not the major calamities or joys but just living the day, just seeing the light on the wall, just seeing a rose open or the birds come to the feeder.”
– May Sarton, from Conversations with May Sarton
I am again reminded how thankful I am to have this blog with its self-imposed deadlines to keep me writing about the commonplace things in my days. It has turned into something of a biography of my daily life. And while I may return to the same topics from time to time, each fresh post is a discrete, and hopefully unique, reflection celebrating a new day.
When I use the “search” box, I see that I have written a dozen or so posts about crocuses, for example. Here is yet another look at this harbinger of spring.