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  • C'mon. Do the trick for me. A blank page is all I need. I need to take a tight grip around this very moment.

    There are so many different Dear Diary moments. We have moments that somehow need to be remembered. Those special instants that might be so wonderful you want to remember them forever, keep them, not only in your heart as emotional images, but also as stories of written words. If you don't jot them down, they might become blurry, or simply vanish. You might forget the beauty.

    On the other page, there might be a story that should be forgotten. A feeling that you want to get rid of. Preferably forever. Writing it down might seem like a stupid idea, making it visible for all the eyes reading it, leaving the feeling on a piece of paper, to be remembered forever. But the effect of the writing is the opposite from the previous page, the precious moment. Writing it down, means letting it out.

    We can't fool ourselves. Bad things do not disappear. Awful experiences will not be erased. They will not, suddenly not have happened. But they can be removed from our messy minds (my messy mind) and heavy hearts (my heavy heart). Moved onto a blank page. They will stay there, on a paper full of thoughts, leaving some peace for the soul.

    I can't cry it out. I do, sometimes, when saying goodbye for instance. It can be a flood of tears. Like a broken pipe. But I have a built-in plumber who comes and stops the leak. Or so I think. But in reality, it's only clogging somewhere else.

    I need a blank page to do the trick for me. Okay, let's go...
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