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Friday, July 13, 2012

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Melanie Bell

I'm so impressed with your scrapbooking. It makes me feel guilty because even what I've done doesn't include the journaling you describe. I need to start doing that part. Because I'm terrified of forgetting it all. It's what drives me to be too much of a hoarder. I have a hard time throwing away the little pictures the kids draw constantly. I don't want to lose the feeling of that moment. But journaling would capture and preserve the feeling even better than the little scraps of paper everywhere that I want to keep forever. I'm rambling, but I totally understand. I wish I could save it all for my kids when they're grown up, and for their kids. But it's not possible, or even reasonable. You can save some of it, though. Maybe the dinosaurs, at least? :)

Melanie Bell

I'm so impressed with your scrapbooking. It makes me feel guilty because even what I've done doesn't include the journaling you describe. I need to start doing that part. Because I'm terrified of forgetting it all. It's what drives me to be too much of a hoarder. I have a hard time throwing away the little pictures the kids draw constantly. I don't want to lose the feeling of that moment. But journaling would capture and preserve the feeling even better than the little scraps of paper everywhere that I want to keep forever. I'm rambling, but I totally understand. I wish I could save it all for my kids when they're grown up, and for their kids. But it's not possible, or even reasonable. You can save some of it, though. Maybe the dinosaurs, at least? :)

Margot/NZ

The fear of forgetting looms large when you have first-degree relatives with Alzheimers, doesn't it? I find myself considering every memory lapse and wondering "is this it starting?".
And I also share the other forgetting you're afraid of too - my 21-year old is never going to play legos again, unless with his own children - but I can't bring myself to dispose of them!
Thank you for putting all this into words for me, as you so often do.

Now, go and write a page of your novel.

JIllian

I'm with you on the toys! We choose the most essential ones and pack them away in the basement. If you've got four children chances are there will be grandchildren to play with them one day.

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