Hi, this is my first time reading your blog.I may have to try taking a walk. Currently snowed in, both with uni work and literaly, I have been going out of my mind. I feel different writing with typewriters and I always use one during the moments when my brain shuts off from what I should be doing(I can only push it so far). Today however, as it is a little late to type, I stumbled on your post. So thank you for giving my brain a moments interesting releif from uni essays.Alex
Glad to help Alex. Just bundle up if you do brave the snow! I'm fortunate to live in a place where almost year-round walking is suitable.
Right there with you, my friend.
Oh yes, I take similar walks every day- always leaving the workplace building on lunch hours, pulled toward the waterfront.Your essay reminds me of this orthographic syntax that causes our expressive writing approaches to be influenced by our instruments of choice. Even different typewriters will affect our typed expression!I find these fine distinctions as well between pencil and pen, between different kinds of cameras, too.
I pledge weekly to accompany my wife an regular walks and then conveniently renege when given the chance. They just seem to have the opposite effect on me as they do on you. Spending time alone, just meandering causes a kind of mental roadblock as all of my thoughts crash into each other without a convenient outlet. Hmmm...maybe I should start walking with a satchel containing a writing apparatus. P.S. Watch out for Minotaurs.
Catch me on one of my walks and you're bound to find paper and pen in my pockets, a camera stowed somewhere, and a spool of thread......just in case.
Both walking and using typewriters are highly regarded in my household. In fact, my wife, son and I took a very long walk today, and then I typed a two-page letter on my newly acquired Olivetti 21.
One can feel the sun in the picture of the Clipper. This said from Pacific Northwest in January.
Oh, walking. Yes, I miss that this time of year... I seem to recall that in CA, there is more light in the sky before and/or after work, than say, for example, NOT A SINGLE GLIMMER.
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