by hand

A new month.
   A new notebook; fresh pages for fresh thoughts (or new concerns over continually considered contemplations), and a newly sharpened pencil too.
   I find that when you write by hand, you purposefully set out the time and the place. In doing so, with pencil or pen, you are using the whole of your hand rather then just the tips of your fingers. You become more physically engaged in your writing. You can feel the writing instrument between your fingers and hear the pencil’s hearty scratch as it meanders across the page.
   It is fulfilling in some small, miraculous way.
   You can see the results.
   You are actually watching thoughts leave your body and come to rest on the page.
   Where will your thinking take you today?

05/03/2022                                                      j.g.l.

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