2012 Daily Diary

Last year was the first time I diligently kept a diary.  Some days, there just wasn’t much to say.  And other days, like when Kathy died, are hard to look back on.  But I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate year to keep tabs on, considering how much change we all endured last year.

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So here are some of my favorite insights.  After flipping through recently, finally able to swallow my memories, I found myself grateful for this little diary.

“July 28, Saturday:  Simply put, one of the best days of my life – sunshine, family and friends, good food, cooling river water and wine.  Johnny, Connie, Ashley and I joined Dad on his boat for the day – poor guy was feeling quite low.  He smiled nearly the whole day.  Ashley looked fly in her lemon leaf high-waisted bikini bottoms and Connie’s hair was as strawberry blond as strawberry blond gets.  God I love them, and cherish them.  Days like today remind me of that, refreshing me for weeks to come.”

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Sometimes I wrote about good days.  Sometimes I wrote down new things I learned or a saying that resonated.  Somedays, I just wrote words, the words I love, the words I believe in, everything and anything that came to mind.

“April 16, Monday:  I am beginning to have a vested interest in seriously wayward tumblr blogs.  “Families are about love overcoming emotional torture” – Matt Groening.  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato.  “Don’t wait.  The time will never be just right.”  – Napoleon Hill.”

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Everything I wrote, I believe strongly.  Like the saying in the picture above of my diary.  “I’m so sorry if I’m alienating some of you, your whole fucking culture alienates me.”

IMG_1868I must.  I will.  I can.

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