the quote below is from an article written by joan didion about keeping a notebook. what she writes resonates deeply with me, and i want to think about it and write some more about it when i have a moment. for now, though, i’m plastering this up here so i don’t forget to do so.
I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were.