Ink on Paper


Recently, I found an old scrapbook of my grandmother’s, full of scrap-bookish things like newspaper clippings and photographs. But then there are the really old handwritten documents from the 1800s that are incredibly beautiful, elegant and detailed. There isn’t one signature or title without a flourish. I think about the people who wrote these and I wonder if it took them forever to draft and I think about how we draft documents at lightning speed signed with electronic “signatures.” Don’t get me wrong, I love technology and I love all of my gadgets and different forms of social media. I do, however, think about slowing down a bit and maybe writing a letter to someone instead of sending an email. That’s if I remember how to put pen to paper!

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