Nov 24 2019 Sunday
First of all, I’d like to thank all of you, who have found interesting what I am writing about. And thanks a lot for your encouraging words. Writing a public diary is a new thing for me. So now I realized how difficult is to express my thoughts and feelings in words and phrases. Although I am truly amazed by the beauty of the English language, I am aware that my writing style, vocabulary, and grammar need to be seriously improved. So by now, inspiration to keep a diary comes to me from one of my favorite books. Of course, you know it too. “Flowers for Algernon” written by Daniel Keyes. Here is the beginning of the book.
“Progris riport 1 martch 3. Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir and evrey thing that happins to me from now on. I dont no why but he says its importint so they will see if they can use me. I hope they use me becaus Miss Kinnian says mabye they can make me smart. I want to be smart. My name is Charlie Gordon I werk in Dormers bakery where Mr Donner gives me 11 dollers a week and bred or cake if I want. I am 32 yeres old and next munth is my brithday. I tolld dr Strauss and perfesser Nemur I cant rite good but he says it dont matter he says I shud rite just like I talk and like I rite compushishens in Miss Kinnians class at the beekmin collidge center for retarted adults where I go to lern 3 times a week on my time off. Dr Strauss says to rite a lot evrything I think and evrything that happins to me but I cant think anymor because I have nothing to rite so I will close for today... yrs truly Charlie Gordon.”
And from now on my own story will be growing up here...