Our power is going on and off. The internet is down, again. Living in the country is wonderful, but not so wonderful for the latest and greatest technology.
Anyway, I wasn’t going to write. No wordpress.com available, little laptop battery left, yada, yada, yada. I am thinking about writers before the dawn of the computer. Pen, paper, and sometimes, quill, parchment, candlelight. Or even before that, stone and chisel. Torches.
The urge to write, to create, to express ideas is strong in writers. Or at least it should be. God has created us in His image, and He is the ultimate Creator, the ultimate Writer. Nothing stops Him. 😊
So I am writing this on my low battery, and giving myself an inner lecture. Because I can write anytime, and I don’t need a fancy laptop and high-speed internet to do it. Even if no one reads it, it is cathartic, it is satisfying, it stimulates a good productive part of my brain that needs to be away from the infernal internet.
Maybe you will read this on the blog today, and maybe not. But either way, I wrote. And if the battery dies, I will find a nice pad of paper and my favorite pen. I just hope I don’t have to find a chisel. Lol
Postscript – As you can see, the internet came back for now. So the blog is posted. But this has given me much food for thought…..do I write for others, or for the joy of writing, or for God? Maybe for all mentionned? How do I feel after I write? How would all of us do if internet and electricity were down long term? Wow…..can opened, worms everywhere….(thank you, Chandler Bing from F.R.I.E.N.D.S)
I think you write because you “must” or bust! God-given talent cannot be turned off – musical or literary – and it always blesses when exercised. It blesses those who receive, but more, much more, those who present. And, given to God, makes Him smile!
So, keep it up, Friend, you’re very good at it!!
Must or bust…I love it! And I think you are spot on. Thanks for writing, always. I appreciate your encouragement.
Here in Hanover County the local government was recently excited to announce High-Speed Internet for the entire county. The latest thing. Please write whenever you like. I am one of many who like to hear your thoughts. :o)
High speed internet….the best and worst of times! Lol
Lovely. I have been experimenting with more minimalist writing options lately, and the good ol’ pen and paper seems to be a worthy companion. Sure, it’s slower to draft longhand, but it’s empowering knowing that I’m not beholden to any device. Thanks for this post!
I think that longhand writing produces a different kind of writing also…it slows down the pacing in a good way, and frees you from distraction.
Since we’ve already had a couple of power grid failures, it wouldn’t hurt for us to keep a good pen and lined paper (and real books of paper and binding) somewhat handy!
Yes! For sure. And I love real books…..I can never read books on a screen.
What an interesting and reminiscent blog today! I loved it! Being without power and internet made you think of the writers of old, and it was fun to read about your thoughts on that era of writers that came before our time! Thanks for. the memories!!!
Thank you. It was definite food for the imagination.
We that write do so for the craft, beauty and love of it.
So very true….thanks for writing! 🙂