"The fragment of a life, however typical, is not the sample of an even web" George Eliot
Written for the nineteenth century, but doesn't it sound right for now? So fresh, by George....
I think she got it. She had no idea, then, of the kind of web we would be using today, and I wonder what she would have thought of our twenty first century need to display fragments of our lives for everyone to see. But her point remains true. All of us, (possibly? maybe you won't all agree?) who post stories about our lives, little details so that you know us, often think about how much is too much: how much to share, how much to keep back. And in that, then, whether we are "telling the typical": do we pick and choose what to reveal?
I'm thinking out loud again, for a page I was asked to make with ideas for peek-a-boo elements for Get It Scrapped. That got me using a transparency and a little vellum envelope and my favourite peek-through technique: I partially hid my journaling under a flap, but I made sure you could see that it was there with a cut-out, something I've done before with bigger sections of journaling to stop them from taking over my page
|From It's Under Cover, March 2013|