diary / by Edward Mullany


A friend of mine who has been reading my diary told me that I omit too much from some of the entries, so that readers are left in a state of uncertainty, or ambiguity, with regard to how they should feel about the events or the observations I describe, though when I asked this friend if she thought I ought to say more in these entries, so as to remedy the situation, she said she didn’t know whether saying more was the answer, for there was something about even these that she liked, though she wasn’t sure she could say why, and though that didn’t mean, she said, that they couldn’t be improved.