Journals I Plan to Write (Someday)

I once had a collection of journals that covered years of thoughts, ideas and notions.  One day, in a blurt of cleanliness and ridiculous orderliness, I threw them all away.  Every one of them.  Those thrown-away pages contained a history of magical, albeit banal days, each one recorded in my rather messy and spider-like handwriting.  It was only after the garbage truck hauled them away that I realized the horror of what I had done!  Years of scrawling out Life According to Auburn was about to be poured out and covered over by tons of coffee grounds, banana peels and plastic diapers.

Now I’m thinking of starting over with a new collection of journals.  Here is My List of Journal Ideas:

  • Dreams I actually remember in the morning
  • Foods that taste better than should be allowed
  • People I love
  • People I don’t love
  • People I don’t know that I love
  • Voice mail messages of particular note
  • Sounds that don’t make me cringe
  • Cloudy days
  • Round or square or other shaped things
  • Blue things
  • Sad things (see also, Blue Things)
  • Generosities noticed
  • Coincidences and serendipitous occasions, as in, No Such Thing
  • Things that go bump in the night
  • Things I plan to organize
  • Phone numbers I’ll never memorize
  • Plentiful things
  • Soft things
  • Dangers
  • Comforts
  • Elaborations on mysterious and confounding things
  • Lamentations
  • YouTube sensations
  • Things that sneak up behind me
  • Books I want to read
  • Books I’m not smart enough to read
  • Books I know I’ll never read
  • Things to count
  • Things that don’t count
  • Truthful myths
  • Flowers that bloom in spite of it all
  • Birds that pull light into their wings
  • Elegant moments while dressed in jeans
  • Enumerations of peace

While I decide where to start, perhaps I’ll take a moment to make a list of poem or book titles that I hope to get around to writing.  If you have any thoughts for your own topical journals, I’d love to steal your ideas hear about them, so please feel free to share.

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