I’m very disappointed, my laptop is down. Just a quick post, not sure how my posting will go but I need a new charger and in the meantime all I have is my iPad. Sounds like a first-world problem… And it is in the great scheme of things. But the truth is it’s not so much the benefit of the formatting of writing on a computer, but I miss the typing. I miss the feeling of sitting at the computer, the feeling of touch typing on my keyboard, it’s the process more than the luxury.
I know this is temporary, and I have a desk top I can set up, but there’s something about the convenience of a laptop. I can take it to the kitchen while I’m cooking, or the couch and post while I’m inspired and motivated, or lay on the floor. I can do all these things with my iPad also, and I would love to go and write in a cafe sometime, maybe with a view and definitely with a coffee. But what I miss most is the writing!
Sometimes it’s the little things we notice, while they are luxuries they don’t change the outcome so much as the experience. Why do we do a lot of the things we do? Why do we choose to slave in the kitchen over a roast instead of picking up Henny Penny on the way home, or make a handmade quilt instead of something we found cheap on eBay? Because of the process, what we’ve learned and what we’ve earned. We need a sense of process.
I love my writing, as boring or mundane as it may be, I actually enjoy sitting at my laptop, with the keys under my fingers. I can feel each key, something isn’t the same as the tablet or phone. I think sometimes we lose sight of old fashioned values, of appreciating the experience!