Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Reading old jounrals

I've been sitting here tonight going through old journals I've written. I sit here and laugh sometimes, at moments I wonder who this person was? Was this person me? I wrote of beginnings, many beginnings. Of endings, almost as many. Then I read the last page of one of my journals that I ended on June 21st, 1993. Hmm maybe another idea, maybe take quotes from my old journals from years ago, once a month, we'll see. This is what I wrote.

Well, the last page at last. Always my favorite page. I've been thinking of how to end this. My English 101 teacher Dr. Campbell believed the last phrase connects with the entirity of your writing. But this won't mark an end to my writing, I'm sure there will be more to write about in the future, and maybe one day I will be looking back and reading all these pages, and this page. I wonder what my life will bring?

Beginnings and Endings

The beginning can be awkward, interesting, easy, quick plundging us into involvement. Endings are usually wise, very sad, stressful, and functional. The end is always yet to come. But I have today to laugh, cry, shout, love, and be myself so I'm not worrying about an end.

Thought that was cool that I found this old journal of 1993 tonight. I think I have about 14 old journals now.


joolsinwa said...


barbpinion said...

LOL. Derek, I'd hate to show you the boxes of journals I have. It is one of the few things I have kept. I started my first journal in my teens, and every once in awhile go through them. I never read through them without being amazed at how much I have changed, what I've experienced, how far GOD has walked with me, how much I have learned. Would love to be able to take a liesurely stroll through yours. I enjoyed the entry you shared. Thanks!
Hugs, hon.

am4039 said...

It's always funny to go back and read what you have written.

cubbycub said...

14 old journals,nice to be able to go abck adn read what you were doing and where you were in your life.

onestrangecat said...

Like an idot I threw away journals I kept when I was younger.

Hope you have a great time reviewing yours.