Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Touch

I want to breathe in the scent of your incense that has traveled from your home into mine, this heavenly smell that remains on your paper.  While e-mail may be immediate and convenient, I still wish for this sweet exchange, the kind labor it requires to write out the words, to sense your unique personality within them, to really know you, my best friend.


While I enjoy updating my blog, at times a traditional journal is just what I need. Each book has its own style, its individual charm that reflects a different aspect of my personality at a particular point in my life.

Today I appreciate my sense of touch.

11 comments:

  1. ..maybe its because we leave a bit of ourSELVES in the writing itself...
    I re-read an old diary of mine recently and the pain, anguish and even joy was tangible.
    Jade, you always manage to write what is in my heart...

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  2. I love journals, and keep a few different ones ... a book journal that logs different facets of books I've read, a concert journal, a to-do list journal, and others for different writing projects. There's something very special about opening that cover and penning my words there ...

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  3. I love blogging too but nothing quite beats feeling the smooth pages of my journal beneath my hand as I mark the pages with my inky scrawl.
    And I love just holding my journal and flipping through the pages and reading over my words. I have a habit of going back and adding footnotes and correcting my spelling in old entries. :)

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  4. Stunning, I love incense, and i love the way your words feel. Dreamy. Beautiful!

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  5. I agree, Jade. I like to write my poetry in a journal before putting it on my computer. We could easily become sensory deprived.

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  6. I can't survive without writing in my journal, and it gets far more attention than my blog ever does. I have several different ones covering different areas of my life. Nothing will ever replace the smell of paper, the feel of the pages, the weight of the book in my hands... and there's something so therapeutic in the act of writing things down. (funny how one doesn't get carpal tunnel from writing, but will get it from typing or mousing too much!)

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  7. Great post Jade, and I appreciate what you said about your journal but sure am glad that you share your thoughts and reflections in your blog as well.
    Andie

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  8. Wonderful. I hope you'll continue to explore all of your senses and write about them here, it strikes me as a semi-intimate look into who you are if this makes sense. Getting in touch with our senses can only serve to strengthen our connectedness with one another, and letter writing is a perfect example of this.

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  9. I've been so full of writing on 750words.com the past few months that my paper journal probably has forgotten what I look like.

    I absolutely enjoy how you express this. That tactile feel of writing is amazing...

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  10. I love journals too, there's something special about having a paper record of things...

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  11. some day if we ever cross paths, we'll have to hang out for a day and i'll teach you to handsew your own journal from scratch :) it's so much fun, and you seem to be the type of person who would treasure it

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