Potato Nose Diaries (1977): Instalment 5- They don’t know what it is.

    Previously on PND: Instalment 1: Introduction Instalment 2: The First Entries Instalment 3: Do Tendu Jetés en Balance Instalment 4: Sex Education Today’s instalment:     © Katarina Thorsen 2018

Happy birthday, Frida.

I am celebrating Frida Kahlo‘s birthday! Although her birth certificate says she was born on July 6, 1907, Frida Kahlo told people her date of birth was July 7, 1910. She allegedly did so not to seem younger but simply because she loved her home country, according to The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo filmmaker…

My ugliness, my solitude, my experiences have built a protective wall

Diary entry April 17, 2017 Once I have reached my energy limit- my body/mind/spirit experiences a type of fatigue migraine– it comes on when I finally relax and have a day to stop- and seemingly ALL threatens to stop.  My eyes can’t stay open in the tub, my heart feels tender, my to-do list seems…

Spirals of a fragmented soul. #graphicnovel study. #Molly’s #diary imagined.

REGARDING MOLLY

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 8 August (age 15): Maud, moving to Canada

This post dedicated to my mother, Karin, who suffered so much loss, but lived and loved so fiercely. — My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 7 July (age 15): Summer, potato nose

My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 2 February For March 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary Part 3, March For…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 6 June (age 15): Graduation

My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 2 February For March 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary Part 3, March For…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 5 May (age 15): Paris

May 14 Our trip to Paris: Södertälje to Helsingborg The Helsingborgs hotel is called “Stads Motell.”  There are many TV’s outside of the room and one inside the room.  We are traveling (Mom, me, Aunt Siv and cousin Gunilla) together on a bus trip. Our room number: 109.  Orwald’s: 108.  We have a colour TV. …

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 4 April (age 15) The Audition

April 13 My birthday.  I am 15 now.  I feel big on the inside but small on the outside.  I wonder if I will always feel this small and young.  In one way, I hope so.  Then I can stay younger longer.  Time flies.  I wonder what I will be doing and who I will…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 3 March (age 14) #puberty

Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1, January For February 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 2 February My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum — March 22 So long since I last wrote.  I have had…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 2 February (age 14) #innocence

Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For January 1977: go to Snippets from my 1977 Diary Part 1 January (age 14) For March 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary Part 3, March My Diary, 1977  SÖDERTÄLJE– translated from Swedish, word for word, unabridged, sic, ad nauseum February 1 I am sitting at school again.  We were…

Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 1 January (age 14)

Adolescence is just one big walking pimple. – Carol Burnett Recall first post: My Diary 1977 For February 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary, Part 2 February For March 1977 go to: Snippets from my 1977 Diary Part 3, March My childhood had the luxuriousness of being just that- a childhood.  So unlike the…

Which diary entries would you like me to share with you first? Painful adolescence (1977) or Mad Housewife (1991)?

Let me know in comments and I’ll being the unveiling next week or so! 1977: THEMES- Adolescence, hand-wringing, low self-esteem 1991: THEMES- Biological functions, Henry Miller, head-banging, low self-esteem  

My Diary, 1977

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little girl, they are only half complete as artist and women. – T.M. A few years back, I translated my little Holly Hobby Diary (Jan-Dec 1977) from Swedish to English for my brother as a birthday treat.  It was also an exercise for me to…