I’ve walked most days this week. The last couple of mornings especially the walks have felt really quite good. Although the weather is cooling down, I made sure I was wrapped up comfortable. The #Breakfastclubs for each morning have been very enjoyable with a range of topics being discussed. The goodness, is just a feeling.
The writing hasn’t been too bad this week I think. I was definitively partly inspired by Gilbert White, and his journals. I’m becoming increasingly determined to buy his book, A Natural History of Selborne, when we visit his house, which we will do before the end of the year.
The thought then occurs to me that Mr. White’s journals cover the years 1768 – 1792. Some entries are very basic, for example; the entry for 30 September 1783; Lovely weather, red even, true Michaelmas Summer. That certainly describes this morning. The questions coming to me; Are there people using Gilbert’s journals for research today? How useful are the journals of somebody like Gilbert white from 200 years ago?
There is another question; What should be journaled today, that will be useful in the future? Given the technical ability of today, and all of the science that is being done is there any point in journalling at all? It’s strange isn’t it? I could barely think of anything to write about and yet by the end of this is a whole new query to explore.