See Enough and Write It Down

Bevan and I finally found some free time last weekend (read: needed a night off from Gilmore Girls) so we used it to dig into the Nexflix documentary Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. At one point during the film author Joan Didion read a passage from an essay she wrote called On Keeping a Notebook. That passage has been on my mind ever since.

See enough and write it down, I tell myself, and then some morning when the world seems drained of wonder, some day when I am only going through the motions of doing what I am supposed to do, which is write — on that bankrupt morning I will simply open my notebook and there it will all be, a forgotten account with accumulated interest, paid passage back to the world out there...

Maybe that's the reason I've kept a blog for so long, to guard against those bankrupt mornings, to remember what it was like back then, what I was like.

Or maybe I just really like posting drunk airplane selfies.

Yeah, it's probably the second thing.