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:

kimtb said...

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!

Bella Rum said...

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.

Tom Sightings said...

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

JudyC said...

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.

Barbara Torris said...

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

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Barbara Torris said...

Thank you Bella.

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

Barbara Torris said...

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?

Barbara Torris said...

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.

Janette said...

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.

DJan said...

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. :-)

Barbara Torris said...

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

Barbara Torris said...

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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