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Beginnings of a project

I have been remarkably bad at updating this journal.

Mostly, that's because there's nothing much happening - and I consider that to be a good thing, all in all. Nothing to rejoice about, mostly, but nothing dragging me down.

However, since I take great joy in reading the silly little scraps of day-to-day nothingness in my friends' journals, I feel guilty about not putting more into mine. For me, it's no big deal that the Chief of Police bought me hot chocolate yesterday, but maybe that's really cool for someone else. Of course, I suppose I should write it as "bought me a drink" instead...

Anyway, I think I'm going to combine this lack of communication on my part, with a writing project I've been trying to get around to for ages. And if it bores y'all, you don't have to read it.

Let's see, how to explain. It's inspired by a song, by Alanis Morissette, that's basically short letters to men previously in her life. I wasn't impressed by the song, but I kind of liked the concept. So, I'm thinking about a series of short letters to important people in my life. Not just the men, not just people I was attracted to. People who really influenced who I am and the way I think. And a couple of oddball ones just because they're more interesting or I have something to say.

I have two basically chronological lists to work from. I'm going to start with the men, although after a while I may start switching off. And I'm not going to worry about how to deal with people who will read what I have to say about them until I get to it. If I get to it.


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Mar. 14th, 2003 05:24 pm (UTC)

It's silly, but I love to even just see 'I'm alive' updates from friends. It makes me feel like I'm more in touch with people who are far away, even if they aren't talking to me directly. And seeing other people write makes me feel less silly and like I'm talking into a void when I update.

I like the project idea, a lot. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to do the same (not brave enough in the sense of people seeing them, but brave enough in the sense of thinking about who those people are and what they mean to me)...
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