I found this unexpectedly tonight on Ben Marcus' Good Reads page and thought to share it.
"A writer should write in such a way that nobody can be ignorant of the world and that nobody may say that he is innocent of what it is all about....Life is ludicrous and full of cruel and and selfish distractions. Honor is elusive and many find the copious ingestion of drugs necessary. Our ignorance is infinite and our sorrows fearful. We have made an unutterable waste of this world, and our passage through it is bitter and unheroic. Still, the horror can at times be illuminating, and it is necessary that the impossible be addressed." By writer Joy Williams.
A bit bleak but true regarding much of human experience, and yet, there is the possibility of illumination.
I wish everyone kept a journal. Each life is so unique. They would be wonderful to pass on or publish. I've kept one since I was 21. And occasionally gazing at the stack of them wonder if I should burn them or publish. The problem is I;ve been so honest!
I better hide them. :)