Mar 9, 2017

I Could Do That But Why Would I??

When was the last time you sat down to write a letter or a short note? Have you become as dependent on that smartphone and texting as I have? the wonderful devices suggest the next word and do a spell check as I am writing. 

I was at the golf course yesterday and I needed to leave a written note for a friend. I found a piece of paper and a pencil so I could do the task. Do you know how hard it is to even find a piece of paper and a pencil?

Then I began writing the note:
I lave...no have
New piece of paper:
 the clothes....no cloths for the table. 
New piece of paper:
Their...no there...are plenty. 
Barbara
I wanted to add more but I had torn up three note pad sheets and just gave up. Now you might think that I would worry about that sort of thing but I don't. It is a bit like that bicycle I used to ride. I COULD ride it if I wanted but what is the point.

It is just a thought.

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12 comments:

  1. I actually write (and mail) personal notes all the time (like at least once a week). I love notepaper and can't stop buying it (or making it), so that's not a problem. I love stamps, and always have a sheet on hand, and most of all, I love imagining my friends opening their mailboxes to a real note. My next step will be real letters....you know, with more than four sentences!

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    1. Good for you. You will never forget the feel of real paper and the thought of a happy friend.

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  2. First comment: I started to write a few things down the other day, and had the same problem. We've gotten out of the habit. I do write a very short note to my aunt occasionally. So there is that. Enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thank you Bella.

      I write notes are birthday cards but the habit of writing a list is gone!

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  3. Ha ha! I guess we are all a product of our communication devices. Btw, what's a pencil?

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    1. Evidently you are asking the wrong person. It is much like asking my husband to bring me a dust cloth. He looks at me like I have two heads and points out that he doesn't dust so how would he even know where to look for such a thing?

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  4. If you have ever read "The Artist's Way" you are familiar with the "morning pages". I do several pages most mornings... pen and spiral notebook. I communicate electronically, but just for myself I love the feeling of pen on paper and thoughts that flow.

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    1. What wonderful way to begin the day. See, the deal is even back when everyone used pen and paper I used my typewriter. I cannot seem to get my thoughts down fast enough. The problem was I was a terrible typist so every letter was filled with words in margins and make outs. It has never been a perfect world.

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  5. Next, you will be asking me if I can recall my daughter's phone number. I would try, if I could find a pay phone to call her from.

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    1. Oh my gosh I had thought about the phone number thing. That's another problem isn't it?

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  6. A while back I remember well trying to make my fingers write a note on a piece of paper, and it was so unfamiliar I decided that maybe I'd better spend some time with a pen and some paper. Made a huge difference in my state of mind, realizing it was just temporary from lack of practice. :-)

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    1. You know, they say that when we teach children to use cursive in school and it is a very important part of the brain development. Maybe we do not all need to take up the pennonce in a while and learn or relearn how to actually write.

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