Maybe it’s a holdover from my days as a diary keeping pre-teen, but I still prefer a journal that somehow closes. Remember those little fat diaries that came with a gold lock & a pair of little keys? Yea… you could wiggle those locks open with a butter knife in about 3 seconds but still… it’s the illusion of privacy that the little lock provided. That you could tell all of your deepest darkest secrets and no one could/would ever read them. But did they? Mom? Did you read my journal?
I have told my husband that I’d prefer he offer me privacy for any journal that has an elastic band, (or some other kind of closure) should he find it lying about – and to the best of my knowledge, he complies. (Not that he could read my handwriting anyway.) While I realize that these elastic bands do not offer Fort Knox like protection, I just prefer to use a journal that has them – it’s my way of saying, “This is mine.”
Do you prefer your journals to have some kind of closure? Maybe a leather cover? Or maybe one of the Quo Vadis Elastic Bookmarks?