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Today, wondering about the task of these self-imposed words over and above everything else in my life, I got to thinking about Willem Boshoff who, as part of his 370-Day Project, was capable of completing a woodcarving with symbols encoding his evaluation of how well he had carried out six self-imposed tasks for the day, after having run a marathon. Each morning for over a year he would record, on 370 species of wood, the tasks for the day (duties, recreations, sacrifices) and follow them up with a carved evaluation in the evening. A meditative journal in wood.