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QOTD: Pepe Le Pew & Anais Nin

May 31st, 2010

i just spent an hour on the floor of my closet re-reading old journals because some of you must go, okay? I just don’t know which ones.

These are the times when I find being a writer to be just… miserable. Writing = more navel-gazing and misery.

What did I find? A whole lot of nothing. I’m telling you. A lot of ranting about what a witch my boss was (she really was. whenever I stayed home sick she would call me mid-day to whimper in my ear, ask me where things were on her desk, and to tell me to come to work), a few sexy descriptions (which are now shredded — nothing I’d want to lift for fiction, just some random sexiness) (no, my kids don’t need to read that crap, after I’m gone) (note to self: stop writing about sex), and speaking of… pages and pages devoted to how it really was going to work out with Mr. Wrong this time, I mean it, Diary! etc. And two good quotes (neither of them from me, shocker I know):

“I pierce you with the ack-ack of love, flowerpot.” — Pepe Le Pew
(from the cartoon “Two Scent’s Worth — 1955)


“I wept because I have lost my pain and am not yet accustomed to its absence. …” — Anais Nin

OK, the hour was worth it.


  1. edj says

    This post sums up why I love you so.

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  2. The Other Laura says

    I love wading through all that crap in old journals and finding 1 or 2 pearls even if they’re quotes from other people. When I read my old journals, I always try to bestow (belatedly) a little compassion on that person I used to be.

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  3. Wacky Mommy says

    edj, ditto. “I pierce you with the ack-ack of love…”

    TOL, I want to tell that girl, Honey, wise up! sigh.

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  4. Nan says

    I shredded some journals a few years ago, but it was good to read them and think “My how you’ve grown!” Also, good to notice if things that were an issue are STILL an issue. It means they need to be DEALT WITH.

    Everybody should keep a journal.

    June 3rd, 2010 | #

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