The first thing I think of is how a user writes about his“Life” in the Hobonichi Techo. Life in a bigger sense, and life in an everyday sense. Turn this into a verb, and you get live, which brings you to all kind of meanings: living in a home, living your life path, and even live in person.
In other words, the word “Life” has two meanings to it: one that’s on a smaller scale, with every little moment, and one that refers to the grander scheme of things. I find it amazing that it can encompass all that. And when I look at people’s techos, I realized the same thing is happening.
The Hobonichi Techo is, perhaps, the most important and meaningful thing I own. This lovely essay from the founder captures its spirit and fits very much with the way I use mine. It is a daily record of my life and the only “journal” I have written in consistently for any reasonable time. I could not more highly recommend one. When the 2015 edition comes out on September 1st, I’ll be ordering mine first thing.