So, what does one do when they suddenly find themselves off line,
Well. . .
One big surprise: I'm not hating it.
I am missing some of the ways it connected me, and many of the ways it made my life easier.
But, I have also revived some old forgotten loves of mine...
Pen and paper.
Writing doesn't start and stop here. But for the past couple of years, for me, it has.
I had forgotten what it feels like to smooth out a crisp white piece of lined paper and feel my emotions pour out of the tip of that pen.
It's a good thing.
That sweet, yet dusty smell that books have, whether they are old or new.
Yes, I had almost forgotten.
I have used a phone book for the first time in ages.
A real dictionary.
Have I become so reliant on technology, that it has come to this?
I had imagined what it would be like to lose my old friend before; my trusty laptop.
I always shuddered at the thought.
Now it is as dead as a door nail, and strangely, I am relaxed and happy.
Will I welcome it back glady and eagerly, when it sports a new hard drive and is ready to be my yellow pages and pen and paper again? Of course I will! No question.
But, it will be put away sooner and forgotten easier. My notebook is beside me and is a new friend. I am already picking out the next book I want to read. I may get out the white and yellow pages, just for fun, next time I need a number.
And did you know you could actually pin things to a real board??