Leave All of It Behind.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Pens and Pencils.”

Can you imagine going back to a time before the keyboard era? Or before it was widely used. Where all you have is a pen and a paper for your words. A pen and a paper to arm yourself with.

For the most part, I still do write on journals and write letters to my loved ones on special occasions and on random days if I want to convey a particular message to them that a virtual message just won’t do.

I’ve always thought that a written letter is special, no matter how ‘old school’ it may seem. It means you took the time to think it through so you won’t make any mistakes and you wanted it to be perfect with the paper being in pristine condition in which ever way you want to present it.

Technology slowly made its way into our hearts.

It definitely is more convenient to send a text, an email, instant message, a tweet or post a Facebook greeting. I do that too, everyday. It saves time, effort and money.

Technology connects us and helps us reconnect to those whom we’ve lost contact with over the years.

I would be happy if people wrote more or sent letters to the people they loved just to brighten up their day. But I don’t think I’d be able to go back to a time when we didn’t use our laptops, our computers or our phones. In another time maybe, when we weren’t introduced to this kind of living. When we didn’t know anything else. Or maybe in several years when we grow tired of the down sides of being connected all the time.

For now, I’m staying.

But dear readers, do you remember the time when people remember your birthdays without Facebook or phone calendar reminders? That was when you knew that they really remembered.

-E

Pens and Pencils

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