For this assignment, I’m writing a response to some sentences that caught my eyes in “On Keeping a Notebook” by Joan Didion. “So the point of my keeping a notebook has never been, nor is it now, to have an accurate factual record of what I have been doing or thinking. That would be a different impulse entirely, an instinct for reality which I sometimes envy but do not possess.” These are the sentences that I found interesting, and it is because I had the same feeling and thought as the author when I first saw these words. For instance, I always do things by following my instinct and by that I mean I don’t really have reasons for why I did something just as Joan Didion didn’t have an accurate factual record in her notebook. However, I’m not sure if that was something that the Didion wanted to convey, but I know that’s what I got from the reading.