A virgin diary with its clean unblemished pages, perfectly encaptulates the promise of what can be, the unknown future adventures and the expanse of time in which to have them.
Why do we keep diaries? Who do we write our memoirs for exactly, even to the point of editing parts of our daily life out?
In ancient Egypt there are tomb paintings of two high officials, Nyankh-Khnum and Khnum-hotep, who are portrayed embracing and touching nose-to-nose. Both men had families of their own, but when they died they were buried together in one tomb.