I have a few decades of notebooks. When I can read the writing, I gain insight. For example, I reread and muse about the 1997 version of Patty and note changes. I give thanks when I realize back then I was at the edge of grasping an idea which now I see more clearly. Knowtizing is working for me and mine.
I love that our kids remind me of crows:
An audacious complexity of language keeps them in touch with each other–
warning, informing, reminding, watching.
One generation helps each other & the elders:
“Need help? Here’s a tool. See this hook on the end?
Use it this way then store it here for the next time.”
When danger is spied (or mischief is at hand)
an “assembly” call issues forth;
AND they remember which I love.
-Written by the Nani who is also one of those women who writes so as to remember