By Anais Nin
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Two o'clock. Four o'clock. Dawn at last. When I went to the bathroom I could look out of the window and see people beginning their day. ). No. The night, the solitary creates ghosts and voodoos. I was uneasy, fearful of being deserted. Particularly when ill. My father left when I was at my lowest ebb, after three months in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. I felt less congested while talking with Bogner. " But when I'm ill I'm locked in, dependent, and I rebel against this. It stifles me. A conflict sets in.
Jim does his best writing in darkness and secrecy. What we give the world is different. " You are possessed by a demon of selfdestruction. You are compulsive. You destroy. It is not your voice, your body, your true self. A demon inhabits your body. It is the spirit of the past. It is the past selves superimposing themselves over the present, blurring it, choking it. An Anaïs of fifteen sees her mother working so hard, work accumulating faster and debts even faster. Baffled by the bookkeeping, feeling helpless.
But even as its functions changed, enlarged, as it grew into a more consciously applied tool, the laboratory, the instrument, of her own creation, as it became a magic wand against forgetfulness, against the passage of time, the Diary had been nourished as a private document. To expose such a work to the public, to casual scrutiny, obviously was fraught with mortal danger, as her dream so strongly implied, both for the Diary itself and for its author. The sudden flash of exposure could easily burn forever the delicate fabric of her relationships with all those who had been captured in the labyrinth of these diaries.