Heath (heathsrow) wrote,
Heath
heathsrow

empty pages

Three black and white steno books, two hardcover sketch pads, and a leather-bound notebook.

All of these have gone to waste in my vain attempts to keep journals over the years. All have gone mostly empty, more than half of each's clean white pages, though ripe for rhetoric, left pitifully untouched. Treehuggers have mounted full campaigns against my writing, picketed my house, and called begging me to just give up and stop trying to get started, knowing full well that I'd just waste another perfectly good book. And yet, here I am again. Except this time, maybe I'll only waste a mere 250k of space on a server somewhere before I give up. Diligent hippies are this moment sucking the sweet smoke off a bong in celebration.

Three black and white steno books, two hardcover sketch pads, and a leather-bound notebook.

Each had potential. With each I said, "this time I'll get it right." With each I had the highest aspirations, the very best intentions, and little motivation to back it up. Each began with an opening, much like this, probably something smart-alecky, talking about the futility of trying to calcify my thoughts into one living document. Each failed.

Three black and white steno books, two hardcover sketch pads, and a leather-bound notebook.

wait...

Three black and white steno books, two hardcover sketch pads, a leather-bound notebook, and a livejournal.
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