We don’t get much help with childraising in this country. I could use that as an excuse for why we don’t have kids (I think I just heard some adult male voice say,”Behave yourself”—might have been Beardy to Dale, or vice versa.). But then, this is just an excuse. Policy didn’t hold us back—not having gotten pregnant did.
5:09—got a call—3 hours later! of writing
Yeah, all stories are interpretations!
—Interesting products of a mind.
—What interests me may interest you.
—What interests me now may not later, etc.
—My past journals may interest me more than interesting others
—Distinctions—adjectives: one implies the other. Tall implies short. My personal opinion implies impersonal opinion?
—I don’t need to think all the time—just when writing! (but it’s not like I try to think—ideas come, write down, let go)
At 5th Alarm last night, B__ (our waitress at diner) said her son, learning to ride bike, “lost his focus on ‘I’m gonna crash and die; I’m gonna crash and die'” and on the ice cream for their meal: “he didn’t eat it and I didn’t need it.”
[From journal of Friday, 24 May 2013, Journal 176, page 118]