Daily Prompt: Handmade Tales

Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?

Only one thing comes to mind when I saw this Daily Prompt and that would be:

Handwritten letters.

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credits to diaryofasquaretoothedgirl.blogspot.com

Right now, it’s so easy to send out e-cards, e-mails, anything electronic that sometimes I feel like we tend to lose the very essence on why we send out those correspondences – humanity. I know it’s easy to just blend in to the common notion that we are now at the 21st century and it’s the inevitable thing to do – that everything is geared towards being mechanized. But expressions of love, desire, want, acquaintance – do these come with automation too?

I think there is something in the handwritten word that evokes more feeling, more emotion, more affinity. It is the in stroke of the letters that we see a person’s persistence, his desire to be heard, his want to express. We don’t want to be robots shouting out stiff voices to the void. We want to be human. We want our exchanges to be intimate. We need conversations to exude warmth.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Greetings from the professor! So how are you this fine morning?

    1. BienAdosto says:

      never better! how about you? 🙂

      1. Doing professorishly good!

  2. vicbriggs says:

    Oh I agree and I used to love writing letters. I even promised myself to start doing so again and yet I still didn’t get around to it. Project for the weekend: write two letters to friends and have them delivered by Monday morning 🙂

    1. BienAdosto says:

      sounds like a plan! 🙂

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