Friday, April 25, 2008

Hallucinations from 1973

It's so strange doing this project.

In 1973 I was 11 years old and in 5th grade. Doing these transcriptions forces me to slow down and re-live this time.

It all feels vaguely familiar, like something I dreamt.

In a recent entry, I mention Watergate in the same tone of voice as I mention going to swimming lessons.

A few entries before that, I say I'm reading Nancy Drew and writing two books. Some things never change.

2 comments:

Lisa Allender said...

This project is soooo coooool!
I wish I had my old diaries...
I heard about that stage-play where folks read their old diary/journal entries. It's called "Mortified"...LOL...

KATE EVANS said...

I'm not quite mortified yet, but as I move into the 1980s I might very well be!