Sunday, 13 January 2013

Harriet The Spy

A very long time ago a girl called Harriet came into my life and inspired me to write about my life. Harriet wrote down what she saw and documented every single detail and emotion. I went onto write my own journal and many more after that...

It’s funny how my seven-year-old self knew back then that the one thing I loved most in the whole world was writing. The only comfort I have ever found is in pouring my thoughts down onto paper, it doesn’t provide a cure, but it does provide solace. The comfort in knowing there is always somewhere to escape, the magic of storing memories and the promise of secrecy.

Sometimes I worry that writing is a lost art, and the value of writing has been replaced by technology. But then I remember why I started blogging, why I find such joy in writing letters to penpals, and why I still have that burning passion inside of me.

Harriet M Welsch - I have a lot to thank you for.

Yours,

Alice

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16 comments

  1. I used to keep diaries. I read some entries back and can remember exactly how I felt when writing. They never lose their meaning, that's the beauty of the handwritten word x

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  2. ALICE I HAVE IT ON DVD! Amazing film. I wanted to be her. She is the reason I did an autobiography module at uni! xxx

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  3. I went to see that in the cinema with my nan :) xx

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  4. OMG I used to love this film- I taped it from the TV once onto a VHS and watched it over and over. I need to find the DVD.

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  5. I have never seen this film! (MUST WATCH!) I always kept endless diaries, journals, books full of lists, drawings anything and everything to jot down how I was feeling they are great to look back on now, however my teen diaries I may just have to burn *cringe* <3 xxx

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  6. Ooh I've never seen that. My inspiration to write a diary came about 5 years ago when I was reading a lot of autobiographies/diaries/books of letters from the 1930s and 1940s and it really struck me that I wouldn't be leaving behind anything except a really messy Hotmail inbox! Not that I think anyone is ever going to want to write my autobiography, but you know what I mean...

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  7. I've never read/seen it, but I really want to now! I love writing too; blog posts, letters, journal entries... xx

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  8. I love Harriet the Spy! For obvious reasons, it's always nice to share your name with someone that awesome!

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  9. Ahh I've never seen it before, I must correct that!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  11. What a great post! I love Harriet =D xx

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  12. I have never actually read a Harriet book or watched the film! Though I did have a little stack of Nancy Drews from a car boot sale that fulfilled my espionage quota :-)

    Jem xXx

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  13. This is a really sweet post. I actually want to read the book now or watch the film xx

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  14. cute post!
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  15. I don't know the book or the film I'm afraid, but I was obsessed with espionage as a child (and still am) so no doubt I'd have loved it! x

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