swap in “blog” for “journal”

Keeping a journal is a lonely man’s habit, it betrays the vices of introspection and social withdrawal, even a kind of Narcissism, … It has certain things to recommend it, it keeps a recorded continuity between his past and present selves, it gives him the comforting reassurance that shocks, defeats, disappointments are all snowed under by the pages and pages of new experience that still keep flaking down over him as be continues through time, and promises that this comforting snowfall of obliteration will go right on as long as be himself keeps going.

From the personal notebooks of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), courtesy of delancyplace.com


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  1. superdave524

    True, dat. We are what we are, I guess.

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