1000 a Day – Break 1

So it’s been a couple of days since my last entry into this series. It’s not that I don’t want to continue, I really do. I actually sort of feel like I’m at a milestone point, having reached the point in my memories where I’ve gotten to the States. Plus, it’s been a hectic couple of days so I’ve not had much time. I’d like to take a moment and reflect, or at least, that’s what I’m going to tell myself to justify my lack of proper, daily entries.

I think it’s going well, the project that is. It’s gotten me writing, at least more, and though I’ve not uncovered any new memories, it’s good to affirm the ones that I do already have. It lets me take stock of my life in a way. It’s been suggested that I tie these together more with who I am now, offer a reflection on each memory, but I’m not entirely sure I want to do that because I’m afraid it will sound, whiny. I mean, they’re my memories, no reason to fret over them in any great detail. No particular reason to analyze or dissect them too much. I actually like the stark approach, the simple presentation. This may actually reflect a writing failing on my part. It’s also been said that when I write, I’m afraid of giving or putting in too much, that I leave too much for the reader to figure out. That instead of expanding upon a work, I prefer to shorten and tighten. I think my earlier writing professors would be proud as it was like pulling teeth in the past to get me to be the least bit concise. Now, I fear, my concision may be affecting my clarity. Nevertheless, I don’t think I want to change my approach to this project. Simple it shall be.

I know some people are reading this, and for that I’m grateful. It helps to allay my fear that I will die unremembered.

I’d also like to take this time to update some things in general. Maria had her interview with BiMBA yesterday, and though it went well, she found it sort of odd. She said it didn’t seem “fun.” She is going into business with my father, don’t tell anybody, and she and I are going to go into business for ourselves as well doing…wait for it…SEEDS! We bought lots and lots and lots of vegetable seeds, things that you can’t normally get in China. Our hope is to be able to grow and harvest them at the farm that’s available to us, where we’re also going to make CHEESE. We will become the number one purveyor of fine salad greens and cheese in all of Beijing.

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