Friday, January 28, 2011

Marking Personal Time

In “Tales of Lives Richly Lived, but True?,” The New York Times reports on an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum called “The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives.” (See also the Slide Show.) From the Morgan’s online exhibition page: 
How do we tell the stories of our lives? For centuries, people have turned to diaries to mark time, sort out creative problems, help them through crises, comfort them in solitude or pain, or capture memories for the future.