Since I am always finding scribbled notes in my handwriting, that have a tendency to gather in odd corners around the house, but which magically seem to disappear when I really need them. I decided the other day that, being a paper and pencil kind of a girl, I would make myself “un aide-mémoire”. A paper extension of my memory in the form of a nice chunky journal.
One that I couldn’t possibly lose - a collecting place for all of the haphazard and miscellaneous facts, quotes, definitions, ideas etc. that I am sure I will want to remember, but am equally sure that I will forget, if I don’t immediately write them down - a place to keep the flotsam and jetsam of a curious mind. Actually, since schooldays, I have always found that I am more likely to remember something if I have written it down - perhaps my memory is in my hands:-)
So from now on I am going to make a note in my aide-mémoire:
- of the fascinating looking book that I read the great review of, but can’t for the life of me remember the title of, when I am in the bookstore,
- of the times the movie is showing that I really would like to see, but probably won’t get around to going to because I’m not sure when it’s on,
- of the great quotation that I wish I had said, and am positive that I will want to use at some point in the future, such as “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”. (Sorry, but I forgot who said that. If you remember, do let me know and I’ll make a note of it).
The longstitch binding pictured here was the result of my creative efforts today - let’s hope it doesn’t remain blank for long!