We love notebooks, and all the different kinds, small ones for having them always with you, a bounded notebook, spiral notebook, with different covers or with illustrations that make them more special.
Also if the question is obvius… for what a notebook is useful? In this age so technological, we always have a mobile for writing and sharing with everybody… what role does the notebook play?
When we write, free of duties, without fear of making mistakes, without follow strict academic rules, we liberate ourselves and the thought flows giving vent to creativity. All this cames becouse of handwriting and the handrawing. When we use informatic tools this freedom gets reduced, the creative “me” leaves space to the most rational part. Also, writing in a paper diary, we write without fear of being tried, we don’t think about “copy and paste”, about sharing in social networks, about searching approvals, we are more sincere with ourselves.
The most of the times, keeping a secret is difficult, increase our stress’ level, it makes us to became less clearheaded, and it can cause tormented thoughts and insomnia nights. Writing the secret in a diary reduce the anxiety and the guilty feeling.
Negative thoughts, wishes never fulfilled become mortifing. The way to calm them is writing about our emotions, experiences and reflections. This thoughts are lived like physical sensations, becouse of that we can react on them, and indirectly, on our mood.
Writing the negative events and disappointment allows, not just got cleaned, also to think over our experience and to learn from our mistakes.
Let’s make that handwriting will be nicer and more special: a notebook, with a cover that has something that talks about us, it will be our diary; to the most difficult subject we will concede the most funny notebook and we will pose the challenge to do so beautiful notes that we will like to keep them; that one with the pages with dots (they are hard to find) we will used for practising the brush lettering.
Let’s give to the handwriting, a special place in our life, not just information’s bits with the possibilitiy to arrive to thousand people, but they end forgotten in the infinitive virtual world togheter the others. Let’s concede to our notebook the most special place on the selves of our house or on our nightstand.
I thank to the following writers for their books that have given cause of this technical information for writing this article:
- Marco Pacori, Mania Nunzia Urso, Margarita Gascó, Anita Kelly y Kevin Mckillup