"We inhabit a corporeal world"

Posted on February 26, 2013 by John Willshire


"Writing by hand is laborious, and that is why typewriters were invented. But I believe that the labor has virtue, because of its very physicality. For one thing it involves flesh, blood and the thingness of pen and paper, those anchors that remind us that, however thoroughly we lose ourselves in the vortex of our invention, we inhabit a corporeal world."

Mary Gordon, as found in Maria Popova's Brainpickings. She concludes...

"I don’t know what people who work on computers do to get themselves started. I hope never to learn firsthand."


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