Redacted Diary of an Old Woman
Vol. 1: L.W.'s Last Diary, 19781979
Compiled by Laura Mackin, 2013 178 pages, with illustrations & melancholy poetry by Ono no Komachi & others
L.W. (18971979) kept diaries for 20-odd years. Within this volume is a word-for-word copy of an L.W.'s last diary. Line breaks are accurate.
You may notice that some words are obscured. For privacy, black bars cover proper names. Other obscured areas include: daily temperature, some numbers, stray sentence parts, & unsolved abbreviations.
Black bars abridge the text throughout, condensing entries to scenery & verbs. These filters attempt to capture a compact view of an aged life, considered apart from particularsjust the successive activity of an exhausted existence.