Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Journaling

I kind of have a thing for journals (most "writers" do, yes?) I have an idea journal, a planting journal, a baby journal, and now thanks to Grace, I also have a handcrafted seed savers journal!
I have a recipe journal of sorts, and even write in my cookbooks as if they were journals.
Although I love how the computer allows us to be paper free in many areas, books and journals are those things I prefer to have in hand--to feel and touch and be able to write in. How about you?

8 comments:

  1. I like that the computer allows us to connect quickly to people all over the world, but I don't see it ever replacing books, journals, and other sources of knowledge that we can touch, and share with others even when the electricity is out.

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  2. I write constantly. I have to. I carry a journal with me pretty much every moment. It is the catch-all journal, but I also have a gardening one, and a birding one, and a drawing one, and a tie-dye one, and a scrapbook-sort-of-one where I paste in clippings, and a recipe one. Oh, there are probably more. I'm glad its not just me.

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  3. Ooh, I have a drawing/painting one too. There's no stopping us! ;)

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  4. I have been planning a cookbook/scrapbook/journal for years. Your posts may have just inspired me to finally get started. ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Hi Krista, so nice to meet you. Yes, I say go for it! The nice thing about journaling, I've found, is that it can be very free-form; you can make notes, cross things out, draw...I think that's all part of the charm in it.

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  6. I had a dream last night about tornadoes. When I woke up I reached over to the nightstand for my Dream Journal. Do you have one of those? My dream journal regularly makes me laugh out loud. It is one of those dreamy things....you forget about a dream.....unless you write it down to re-read months later and howl at the silliness of all you've written. (My dreams are frequently nonsensical and fun. Like the one where I was trying to teach my niece to walk, but instead she turned into a 2-foot tall crocodile that was almost all snout and kept floating around the room while I shouted "Naughty baby!" at her.) If I don't write them down the fade away in a matter of days. Sometimes I read an entry in my dream journal and don't even remember it at all.

    I guess you could say I highly recommend dream journals.

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  7. @BLD That's a hoot! Every time I try to write down my dreams, the words never seem to do them justice, and then I'm left pondering, "what does it mean??!!" I think your silly dreams would make excellent children's books. Wouldn't that be something? A dream journal turned into a series of kids' stories...hmm....

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