Theft By Finding
David Sedaris on keeping a journal:
"Another old-fashioned practice I maintain is carrying a notebook, a small one in my shirt pocket and never leavve the house without. In it, I register all the little things that strike me. Not in great detail, but just quickly. The following morning I'll review what I'd jotted down and look for the most meaningful moment in the previous day. The one in which I felt truly present. It could have been seeing an old friend, or just as likely, it could have been watching a stranger eat a sandwich with his eyes closed. That happened recently, and was riveting."