Over the summer I purchased a couple pocket-sized Moleskine notebooks to carry with me. One of my motivations was the desire to emulate other smart people who carry notebooks. Another was that if I saw someone with a notebook sticking out of their back pocket I would instantly find them more attractive. As my first notebook fills up, I have decided to scan interesting pages and share them here.
This page, started on Thursday, January 7, 2011, is labeled “Ponderings.” I revisited the page, pen in hand, whenever I had a thought-provoking idea, quip, or something like that.
And here is the text typed out:
July 7, 2011
7/7 It seems that the people with the most inspiring faith also have the most naïve views of the world.
7/12 Today a cop pulled me over for speeding. As I drove away, ticket in the seat beside me, I smiled. I can’t stand a perfect record.
8/16 Ponder daily: Do I feel whole? Why? What makes me feel good? What do I need? What is bad for me? Who do I want to be?
8/17 Be the person you want to be, and don’t be ashamed of who that is. (also, be kind, intelligent, and cute.)
8/22 Eventually plugging in headphones into a player and in ears will seam “steampunk.”
9/1 Going through life, write in pen, but don’t be afraid to scratch out your mistakes.
9/13 When I wear sunglasses, I make sure to smile, so that I don’t look like those empty-souled models on clothing websites.
9/13 A smile feeds the soul.
9/15 It’s the Bible, not Bigotry for Dummies.