Stable patterns in my life
In my daily work in the archive I’ve observed that many of my ideas, actions and feelings repeat themselves over time. My aesthetic preferences, political and religious ideas, social attitudes, emotional reactions, etc. have apparently remained fairly stable throughout my life course.
I list a number of such life themes to the right.
I’m not yet sure how to use them in the final memoir though. For now, the thematic approach is just a temporary scaffold for the construction of my chronological life narrative. I don’t think I will organize the full memoir thematically. But maybe …
For a discussion of the difference between a chronological (narrative) and a thematic approach, see → narrativity–or not.