A delightful definition of journals, by one of history’s most assiduous journal writers. A quote to share at the start of a new year, when our resolutions are new-minted and still lustrous.
A journal, a book that shall contain a record of all your joy, your ecstasy.
See a similar comment also by Thoreau, and our celebration of the wonderful journals of Dorothy Wordsworth.
Source: Henry David Thoreau, The Journal 1837-1861, 13 July 1852, Damion Searls (ed.), preface by John R. Stilgoe (New York: New York Review Books, 2009), p. 157
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