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Old 05-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
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Re: Journals and the thoughtful aikidoka

I missed this gem. I like writing from books to poetry. So reading this I sat back and at first thought why would I do that?

Then I thought some more and thought why not?

Then I thought some more and found myself giggling. It really struck a chord of some kind. To write like a record but purely for self, private. Like a private diary.

It struck me that I have never written a diary or done this for the reasons of private self. No audience, no sharing with another, no two way debate, just a record for later private review.

Why does that make me laugh? I don't know. Interesting. Come to think of it if I had kept a diary from young or even since my first Aikido lesson then I'm sure I would enjoy going over my thoughts many years later. Fascinating.

Thanks for the interesting column.

G.
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