Friday, June 11, 2010

11 June, 1911

A fine, clear morning, the moon now revolving well aloft and with full face.

Went out for a ski run this morning, which was bracing.

Cherry played the piano very well this morning and received much encouragement from the men.

Day by day news grows scant in this midwinter season; all events seem to compress into a small record, yet a little reflection shows that this is not the case. For instance, I have had at least three important discussions on weather and ice conditions today, concerning which many notes might be made, and quite a number of small arrangements have been made.

If a diary can be so inadequate here, how difficult must be the task of making a faithful record of a day's events in ordinary civilized life! I think this is why I have found it so difficult keeping a diary at home.

I wonder if this is how other explorers have felt.

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