Friday 9 December 2016

Liam Collins: Dear diary... the dying art that gives honest insight into our lives

After coming across a discarded diary in a skip, Liam Collins wonders if he will ever know how the story ends

Published 03/01/2016 | 02:30

PUTTING PEN TO PAPER: Liam Collins with the discarded diary he found in a local skip. Photo: Gerry Mooney
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER: Liam Collins with the discarded diary he found in a local skip. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Last Friday morning a select few were closing the book on 2015. 'The few' are those who still keep a diary. Many of us have a diary to record meetings, appointments and the general trivia of our lives. But for others a diary is a way of recording the moments they cherish - from the mundane to the extraordinary - moments that are soon lost in the mists of time and failing memory.

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For others they are a form of therapy.

That is why I always believe in reading other people's diaries.

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