It’s hard for anyone under the age of 40 to understand how things used to be. They never had to get up off the couch to change a channel on their tv; they never had to fight over the one phone in the house that was attached to the kitchen wall; they never knew how much a stamp cost or how big a deal it was when the price increased (usually by a cent or two) and they never had to carry around gigantic copies of their MRI films. Today, everything is conveniently stored on computers. Doctors can view your entire medical history with the click of a mouse.
They don’t even hand out illegible scripts anymore.
I’ve always liked writing*. I’ve written numerous music books and a series of YA stories. Even as a young child I remember writing absolutely everything down – my favorite foods, my favorite songs, my favorite outfits, my favorite movies… As a bored middle-schooler, I often created detailed polls for my classmates to vote on – and, yet, I still managed to graduate (ONCE, at the end of my senior year, not every few years as kids these days do – starting with Kindergarten).
Much like my Mom tells me how she likes the feel of a good book in her hands (I’m a proud 3rd-generation-Kindle-r myself), there’s just something about holding a freshly sharpened pencil (with a working, not chewed up, eraser) in your hands and knowing that there’s an infinite world of possibilities lying at the tip.
So whether you’re an academic, an artist or just a doodler, a simple pencil and a blank piece of paper can add hours of entertainment and great accomplishment to your life without the need of an electrical outlet!
*Hope you’ve enjoyed my first 100 hellomuddahhellofadduh blog posts…
4 thoughts on “The Write Way”
Congrats on 100 posts!!
I would argue that, to those who are self-motivated anyway, the new tools available to us offer an infinite number of new creative possibilities and information that would never be accessible otherwise—for example, a searchable and shareable blog with hyper-reach to people all around the world. To someone who grew up in the non-Internet era, I would imagine being assimilated into that world is completely daunting. But, for the generation who has ‘always’ had access to everything, we’re able to expand our knowledge and capabilities like never before! Never mind the misinformation out there…but, to be fair, not everything you learn in the analog world is true either ; )
Food for thought, from an Internet-savvy super being! (Possible side effects include inflated ego)
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Thanks so much. Can’t promise anything but I’ll give it my best shot!
I’ll grant you your under 40 wisdom. However, during the next big storm when high winds knock out the power, we’ll see just who succeeds and whose head ends up in ‘the cloud!’
I love them. Here’s to the next 100!
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