We live in such a digital world. I keep a personal journal. I write things that are thoughts about events of life. I write to keep the “art” of handwriting alive within me.
Handwriting, once known as longhand, was taught as a subject in school decades ago. I remember as a child (40+ years ago) in third grade learning “cursive” writing; practicing loops; getting them just so.
Today we use laptops, tablets, and smartphones; typing, texting, and even speaking our messages into our phones for the “mini computer” to compile our message and with the push of a button our message is sent. Touch screen is everywhere so you even have an option to not type but just touch. Does that translate to keeping in touch?
In a “click and drag” world is there given any thought to ponder, to meditate, to reflect upon anything? Does anyone think anymore or are we reduced to letting technology do it for us? Are we held accountable for our thoughts? Does anyone take time to “smell the roses” or is the rose merely a Photoshop copy, an illusion, of the real thing?
“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7