Brain To Fingers

Making the connection....

Today it's often a keyboard.  Tomorrow it will be something new, beyond even voice dictation with editing capability.
Today it's often a keyboard. Tomorrow it will be something new, beyond even voice dictation with editing capability. | Source

The Muse

Want? Or need to write?

The difference wakes the muse.

What today and then?

The Legacy

Wanting our words to speak for us when we no longer can is in our nature.

How fascinated are we by a recording of some famous person from the past, even a recording of a less famous person from our own past, even our own voice recorded?

Printed words are like that, too. If they are our own words, so much the better....unless they are gibberish and nonsense.

How do we know when they are? How can we be sure they are not?

Our brains have been storing sights, sounds, tastes. facts, figures, impressions, memories, faces, and thoughts, starting from childhood, through schooling, and beyond to the point we are at now. We ourselves, other than our physical selves, are that garnered collection which, among other things, make up our beliefs and standards.

The impulse to write is surely not an impulse recognized by everyone, but it is a driving impulse for writers of every ilk.

I tend to think that a true writer's favorite book is the dictionary. He or she may not be able to spell every word, much less know what every word means, but with a reasonable literacy he or she knows where to find it in their favorite book.

Some writers never settle on a style for their writing, but as Ernest Hemingway said, "Writers write."

Pencil, pen, typewriter, keyboard and computer, something different one future day and time, all are just instruments for preserving what those writers write....even if no one, not even the writer who wrote, ever reads what is written.

Oh, and the fingers? If the writers are lucky enough to have some, manipulate the writing instruments, position the paper, and make it all possible....even if one just pushes "Record" and positions the disc, the tape, or some other present or future medium and device..

So, what will it be today? What portions of the brain will you tap to spin the yarn, make the pronouncement, speculate, excite, research and share out of yourself?

Let your impulse and your muse be your guide once more.

Are you addicted to writing every day, no matter what?

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PAINTDRIPS 10 months ago from Fresno CA

Thanks for the postcard reminder to just write!

Blessings,

Denise


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Perspycacious 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

PAINTDRIPS - And note that the current 2/4/2016 USPS postage cost of mailing a Post Card is 35 cents, only 14 cents less than a letter of up to 1.5 ounces. If the impulse to write is strong, the letter is the better deal.


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annart 10 months ago from SW England

I certainly am addicted to writing something every day!

This is a great piece which encourages, inspires and reminds us of just how many things we can do. It's full of hope too.

I have tapes of my father and his parents as my Dad was a great 'gadget' user as well as being a brilliant photographer. Having that piece of history is amazing and each time I listen to it the tears flow, for all those dear to my heart. They flow, but through grateful smiles.

It's truly wondrous that our brains can instruct our fingers to do all those things and thank God it can!

Ann


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Perspycacious 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

annart - Older answering machines had tape recordings of calls. Many precious voices are on such tapes, if you still have some of them. Voice recordings of loved ones are indeed precious to our generation. Who can know how meaningful they will be to those who follow in our footsteps?

As for daily writing: here we are at it again!


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phdast7 10 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

An encouraging word, especially for me. I haven't written for pleasure, written for myself in almost two years. Way too much writing for the college. lengthy reports have worn me down.... but it is time to start again. :)


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Perspycacious 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

phdast7 - I wonder if you have read the book "FDR: The other side of the coin" ? It sounds interesting to a history buff like me. If you have read it, let me know what you thought of any scholarship involved, and whether or not a DNA study in Argentina on a dead man referred to locally as "The Old German" was ever completed to prove the body was not that of Adolf Hitler who was reported to have been secreted out of Europe to South America on two German submarines at the end of WWII with other high echelon Nazis.

Yours for great Hubs, Demas


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aviannovice 9 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Beautiful thoughts, Demas. If we never put down our thoughts, there was no such things as book, or pen and paper, what a different world it would be.


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Perspycacious 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Your passion has feathers and songs, mine has words and covers. Can we entertain the thought that the world would be a smidgeon less, if neither of us had our passion?

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