ISSUE THIRTEEN [R]evolving Research: Scrapbook, Endless

I’ve spent most of the past week+ methodically recording the contents of J’s main scrapbook. I’m only about 25 percent finished. This is going to take awhile. Fortunately, it’s easy for me to get a rhythm going if I do it while watching T20 cricket. Whatever works, right? This might sound tedious to you, but I’m a weirdo who finds this kind of thing to be ridiculous amounts of fun. Every day that I work on this mini-project, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to be the caretaker of J’s legacy. Who knows how many impulsive decisions were made over the years to ensure that her scrapbooks and photos were not tossed in the trash? I’m well aware that this path was a fragile one. One false step could have resulted in an unknowable tragedy.

RESEARCH NOTES: WEEK 15

  • VICTORY: I’m feeling gratitude this week. My victory is that this project fell in my lap.
  • HAPPY DISCOVERY: I am learning so, so much from the contents of J’s scrapbook. Too many amazing things to decide between.
  • FRUSTRATION: My writing hand hurts.
  • CURRENTLY READING: Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodola (for some personal inspiration)
  • HOURS SPENT ON RESEARCH: 15

Until next time!

2 thoughts on “ISSUE THIRTEEN [R]evolving Research: Scrapbook, Endless

  1. Have you experienced any significant change of feelings towards J? e.g. Have you discovered many things you don’t like? Or have do you admire her more than you did at the beginning of the project? Or have your feelings remained more or less the same?

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    • Those are excellent questions. At this point, I’d say that I am still neutral. What I know about J, currently, could fit in a thimble. At least as far as personality, attitude, opinions, etc. I know some dates, family history, engagements, etc., but nothing too personal, ya know? I am prepared to dislike at least a few things about her; that is inevitable, even in those we admire. Thanks for asking. I’ll be sure to touch on these questions in future posts.

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