Journaling and Why it’s Important
Journaling and Why It’s Important
Journaling can be as important as photographs and other memorabilia when you’re assembling your scrap book. Addressing beginners, Stephanie Ovak discusses the importance of journaling and the pleasure that handwritten notes can deliver. In the bigger picture, the memories conveyed to future generations can take on new meaning because you took the time to write a few descriptive words that provide insight and depth to events.
Whether an event is communicated by handwritten notes or photographs, interpretation of the special moment will be done either by the you or the reader in the future. In the future the reader will be required to reconstruct the event given the amount of information given, and either the reconstruction will be accurate of fabricated. With journaling you can ensure accuracy of the message that you want to convey.
Seemingly insignificant information that you would not consider important to anyone else may be the gem that triggers pleasant memories. Recall of laughter, voices or other sounds may be triggered by a bit of information that you mentioned. Journaling opens doors to creativity, both for you and your reader. In fact, the dynamics and full impact of your words may never be known to you, the writer.
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
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