The Secret Lives of Diaries


Neural Collage

Posted in Inner Life by secretlives on March 30, 2006

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March 28, 2006

I was just sitting there.  I was tired and I started doodling this picture.  When I looked at it when it was complete I could see all the messages it wanted me to have.  It's a snapshot of my life over the past month; maybe the past year.  See what you make of it.

Name: Ken

Age: 41

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Homeless In The Park

Posted in Inner Life by secretlives on March 20, 2006

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This is how I feel today: My family is gone – perhaps dead.  I am alone.  I have no connections with people; no one who cares about me.  I feel old and wounded right now; like a dishevelled and unkempt man on a park bench beneath the glare of a street light in the park.  My clothes are old – but clean.  I am discouraged; stooped over with elbows on knees.  I relect on my life and think, “Man, what a waste.  I could have made better use of it.” 

Exerpt from diary, September 13, 1993

Name: John
Age: 43