I think that’s [keeping a journal] really great because I think of my grandmother, my mom’s mom–I adored her. And I spent every summer with her from when I was about 3 until I was 15, and I just loved her so much and I had so much fun with her. She would let me stay up all night and drink coffee and watch movies. And I just wish so much that she had been writing, because it she had written it down, I’d have it. I keep my journals in those big leather-bound journals because I find that those don’t get lost. I like to tell all my fairy god-daughters and my niece Jesse that when I’m gone … which is not a bummer, it’s just fact … they can sit on the floor and go through all these journals, and they can walk through my life, and they can smell the gardenia perfume on the pages. They can have it in their hands … who I was.
— Stevie Nicks