We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.
Joan Didion (b. December 5, 1934), in Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Song: “What New York Used to Be” by The Kills
Love this combo.
Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.
It is a good idea, then, to keep in touch, and I suppose that keeping in touch is what notebooks are all about. And we are all on our own when it comes to keeping those lines open to ourselves: your notebook will never help me, nor mine you.