“I? I do not write much, sir.”
“No, sir. Oh, if you mean scribbling, I do scribble some, for amusement.”
— Mark Twain, A Curious Experience
My inspiration for scribbling is basically what animates most diarists: to preserve memories, to chronicle events, to tell stories, to record personal reminisces, to jot down thoughts & observations on readings, travel, current affairs, or whatever else happens to stir my heart, mind, or imagination.