“The Most Important Events in My Life, If Recorded at All, Are Not Dated.”
Posted Oct 13 2013 8:41am
“In a true history or biography, of how little consequence those events of which so much is commonly made! For example, how difficult for a man to remember in what towns or houses he had lived, or when! … I find in my Journal that the most important events in my life, if recorded at all, are not dated.”
I’ve certainly found this to be true in my own life. Often, I don’t even realize that an important event in my life has even happened, until some time has passed. For instance, I remember the minute I first laid eyes on my now-husband, but I didn’t make a note of it. Or the moments when I’ve had the ideas for all my books. Such moments strike me hard, hard enough that I can remember them, but somehow it never occur to me to record them.
Have you found this to be true?
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