“If a man has no constant lover who shares his soul as well as his body, he must have a diary—a poor substitute, but better than nothing. That is all there is to it in my case” James Lees-Milne
I read this quote recently in a book review and thought to myself,
I have to read this guy’s diaries.
I love diaries and memoirs as well as, books of letters.
Their are full of unvarnished truth, contrary to autobiographies,
which tend to put the writer in the best light possible.
It got me thinking,
Is the blog the modern diary?
I have kept a journal over the years and have written the occasional love letter and poem.
But, I find the blog somehow, even more liberating.
I never really know who reads it and honestly,
I like the mystery and true confession part of it.
I know some of the people who read it and comment
and I like that as well.
Who knows just thinking out loud.