The practice of texting and twittering has quickly replaced what is now considered “old fashioned” emailing. Sadly, a message sent by pen and paper is now relegated to the attic – dusty, remote and antiquated. Time, and type, both march on my friends. Handwritten correspondence has been obsolescing since man first etched a figure on a cave wall. Those clumsy hieroglyphics didn’t last long – who can spell hieroglyphics without a dictionary anyway? But the move from cave wall to tree bark to parchment to the Gutenberg press sped up the ability to transmit our thoughts. And now, in an instant, we can express love with a tiny heart (in any color) and fling an insult with the popular poop emoji (it smiles). Seems hieroglyphics have resurfaced. And now grammar and punctuation is the new clumsy. That’s a topic for another time. Or type. Stay tuned. And write your mother. In cursive.
Love this format—I continue to be impressed by your writing..and the progression from hieroglyphics to hieroglyphics it brilliant..
Thanks. You are always so encouraging. I wonder if the cave men had a poop emoji. If so. What would it look like?