Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Notebooks

I think I've always just had a thing for notebooks. The thought that these little packages were mine to use however I felt was a wondrous feeling. I've destroyed some (e.i. dropping it in a puddle), used up just about every sticker I could find on some and done nothing with others, awaiting the perfect time to open the pages and sniff the newly printed paper. 

And I know it's not particularly normal. What teenager asks her parents for notebooks, pens and pencils for Christmas? But hey, writers need to write ... right? 

So I use up a majority of my birthday and Christmas money every year to reek havoc on the shelves of Barns & Noble and Staples alike. A notebook for poems, one for songs, a Moleskin as a journal. Others with music staffs in them, for when I'm feeling like Mozart.

People live in houses (others in tents, others in trees, but mostly they live in houses). They dwell in them, take care of them, and sleep in them. Maybe that's how I feel with notebooks. I use one every two months, and while that notebook is being used, it's always with me. Like my own secret house, full of my own ideas ... only spiral-bound. 
I've come to think that maybe everyone should keep notebooks. Just to keep things and thoughts with them, to remember. And to fall asleep at night happily knowing that the wonderful idea you had before your eyes closed wouldn't be forgotten. 


  1. I like this... I know what I'm getting you for now on... :)

  2. Haha! My bookshelf is starting to over flow!

  3. Christina!!!!

    It's Brianna P from Middle School of course!

    Okay so first off, awesome writing. I love your writing. By the way, this is going to be long so be ready. (Insert annoying computerized laughter here) Okay, so I have two blogs. One is about Billy. Remember him? Little autistic Billy? haha well, I made a blog about him because we went through a lot this year. He was sick for awhile. Check it out! The link is:

    I also am making another blog as we speak. If you wouldn't mind, if I need your help would you like helping me on it? This year I've developed this huge love for music. In the past 2 weeks I've filled 2 whole notebooks and binder of just music and songs that I've written. Next week, I'm going to a guitar lesson for electric and acoustic. I'm also takign vocal lessons for my dream of being able to be inside of a recording studio one day as a producer. It seems we acctually have the same goals too which is creepy haha. I want to be either a music journalist/producer, a musican or director. So, as you can tell, my blog is all about music. I think it will be really cool for people to read and see. I'll give you the link if you would like it. Anyways, I'd love your imput on both of my blogs to make my writing better! I know I explained this too much haha. I'm sorry. But, if you follow me on my blogs, I'll follow you. Thanks for reading my comments and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Brianna P

    Peace.Love.Music. ♥