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The Written Word

The Written Word
Saturday Self-Challenge: Anything that has been rendered obsolete but still being used everyday by people everywhere.

In this day of electronic books and texting, many people thought letters and books with pages would be a thing of the past. But modern technology can never replace the personal touch of pen and paper or the tactile feel of a good book in the hands. I still can read love letters written to my mother by my father over 64 years ago and see the writing that flowed from his hand. Texting has no such personal touch.

Have great weekend, everyone! Hugs to Pam and Marie-claire xx

Simon Downham, Fred Fouarge, Angelofruhr, Peter_Private_Box and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo

28 comments - The latest ones
HaarFager club
I so agree with you, Val! I can't speak about electronic books and texting, because I don't do either, but I wouldn't want to. There's nothing like curling up with a good book on a chilly winter night with a cup of hot chocolate by your side. A palm pilot or whatever they're called just can't equal it.
2 years ago.
Chrissy club
Das ist eine sehr schöne Wahl!
2 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Tout a fait d'accod avec ce que tu dis et surtoutavec ce que tu ecris rien ni personne ne l'enlevera ni l'effacera.... Bonne agreable fin de semaine.
2 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Love the gold here, and the tribute to the written word!
2 years ago.
 Anke Brehm
Anke Brehm club
Ein beeindruckendes Stillleben.
2 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb compo and so true!

Admired in:
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Not really obsolete ! I think the written word will overlive for ever !
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
True, but it's still hard to say how it's going to develop. I still read paper books and newspapers a lot.
2 years ago.
Annaig56 club
moi je suis d'accord avec toi j'adore les livres et j'aime en être entourée et surtout les toucher
2 years ago.
Proxar club
Nice still-life
2 years ago.
neira-Dan club
Excellente idée , effectivement on ne s'écrit plus ou presque , du moins sur papier , c'est bien dommage
2 years ago.
c' est vrai que la correspondance épistolaire.....Quand on pense à la correspondance d 'écrivains comme Flaubert, George Sand.....Plusieurs lettres par jour ! et du style !
2 years ago.
cammino club
Looks like a past world, but is still very useful!
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Belle photo élégante et bien étudiée !!
2 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh you are so right, Val. I really love to feel the pages of a good book in my hand. I read every day when I go to bed. It's so much better than a computer. It makes my eyes tired too!!!! As for writing - I used to love receiving letters and I can still look at them which I wouldn't be able to do with texting.
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo pour le challenge. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion club
Beautifully arranged and a perfect subject for the challenge, Val. First rate photography and a fave for me.
2 years ago.
Danielle club
Admirable photo intéressante !
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club

2 years ago.
Esther club
Great entry for the challenge and a wonderful still life.
2 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Oh, this is really nice, Val, and I feel the same way. Nothing can replace these things.
2 years ago.
Heide club
How happy I am about a postcard. . . .
A fine choice and photo for our theme, Valerie
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
Enjoy your Sunday ;-)
2 years ago.
Muy bueno !!. Mis saludos Val
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
What a shame ....
It was such a good time when still writting ... and waiting for letters, Valerie ...
2 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Wonderful capture, well done Val
2 years ago.
Xata club
I still wright a lot and everyday. My short stories, articles and studies are all written on paper first.
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Val,

Very nice picture! Do you remember the pens we used to have in school, the ones you had to dip in the inkwell every few letters.....

No, I don't have one any more, but I do still have my school book of log tables, and my slide rule..
Kids today wouldn't know either!!

Best Wishes
2 years ago.

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