On writing and notetaking. From a 2006 interview with Joan Didion in the Paris Review,
…you get the sense that it’s possible simply to go through life noticing things and writing them down and that this is OK, it’s worth doing. That the seemingly insignificant things that most of us spend our days noticing are really significant, have meaning, and tell us something. link
Photo of shoes outside a shop in Hà Nội by me.