I feel there is a huge difference between autobiography (which her ‘Journal in retrospect’ is) and the journal. Autobiography is the story of a life or a childhood written, summoned back, long after its events took place. Autobiography is ‘what I remember,’ whereas a journal has to do with ‘what I am now, at this instant.’ […] Often a present experience brings back something out of the past which is suddenly seen in a new light. That, I think, works. – The house by the sea, a journal, May Sarton