Diary jottings of people coming and going, music listened to, books read, and little delights. Describes herself as "on the shelf" and quotes a prayer of Ephraim the Syrian on sloth.
Notes from her diary about operas, Friday night speakers, visitors, phone calls, and friends.
Poetically expresses the essential charism of the Catholic Worker Movement--poverty, community, and love found in eucharistic companionship. [Note: this text became the Postscript of her autobiography The Long Loneliness.]
Finds it hard to write about her sister Della who died--"my closest friend and confidante." Recalls growing up in Chicago together and their reading, conversations, and walks. Notes their differences over birth control--Della had worked for Margaret Sanger who Dorothy once interviewed.
Increasingly weak and confined to her room, she notes all the activity around her--visitors, cards, news of protesters, anniversay celebrations, speakers, and proofs for the next edition of the CW paper.
Jottings about music, dramas, and documentaries she enjoyed on TV and radio. Notes the comings and goings of friends and recollects times past. Mentions where she learned about praying for those who commit suicide.
A series of brief diary entries about phone calls, Masses, shows on TV, operas, books she's reading, recollections of friends and times past. A quote from St. Augustine on the love of God.
Short diary-like jottings: memories, visitors, TV shows watched, and comments on books.