7.26.2007

Pen and Paper

Journaling
July 2007

My iTunes: The Luckiest by Ben Folds

I am still trying to function on about 10 minutes of internet a day! I am such a modern girl! What would I do without my Mac or my iPod? I don't want to know...it is too scary to think about! These images from Italy are perfect with that question. While in Venice, we journaled, we read....we tried communicating by writing postcards. What a change for both of us. I have to say, it was refreshing. Something about putting words on paper makes everything more real. My husband is a devoted journaler (is that a word?) and has been for years. I am not but I do love my blog so maybe that is close to the same thing.

SIDENOTE: I was extremely diligent and purposeful at writing postcards (as you can see below) but not so good at sending them...sorry. Not one made it to the post office. I really need to work on that. Tim, that one face up is yours! :)

Have a wonderful day/night wherever you are!

Keeping in Touch
July 2007

22 comments:

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

I picked a good day to check in. Just wanted to say hi, I havent had time to read through all the posts I have missed and look at your pictures but wanted to let you know you are always in my thoughts.

((((Hugs)))))

Lori

Moi said...

oh beautiful...both the pics...i waited and waited for you to post...and u took my breath away when u did tonight :)......love postcards and even if i dont post them always, i always intend to ;)

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

i still try and write as well as blog, i think that's why i love the top shot so much, something about writing, hands, thoughts, words, yearning, history....hope all is well

Faye Pekas said...

Hes a lefty. Thats gotta mean he's special :) Very nice photo.

Awareness said...

hi anna....

I too love that first photo. journaling is such an intimate pursuit....one which helps me feel closer to God.

My family and I are going to be going on vacation soon, far away from my blog, the TV, the news, and the phone....am looking forward to the downtime. When everyone else is sound asleep, I will sneak away with my black journal to capture a few thoughts and to say a prayer of thanks.

take care.

Julie Blair said...

Anna, great photos as usual! Makes me want to write a letter...but i prefer the keyboard these days too. I do have a friend in Kentucky who still writes letters, so I do still write her with pen and paper. Love the postcards. Hope you will share more Italy pics!

John Roberts said...

I like the warm, soft tone of both of these photos. Almost makes me want to go write (not type) something.

Blue Wave 707 said...

The sepia tones really makes the "Journaling"photo work. That was a nice touch.

The bottom photo reminds us to keep in touch with those close to us, whether on holiday, or any day.

Bob-kat said...

It's probably just as well, that I don't communicate in the written word as opoosed to the typed word, not many can read my handwriting unless I make a very special effort!

Nice pics :) Venice seems like a gorgeous place as just been back through your previous posts. I must visit it one day!

Stacy said...

Hey, you guys have lefties in your house, too. :) We have four in our house. The right-handers are outnumbered.

Thanks for the sweet comment. It's easy to do a tribute for a great guy. :)

I am completely dependent on email. I have two letters that I wrote but never sent in a drawer in my room...sadly they are two years old.



Blessings!

gretnalivin said...

I love that first photo. Everyone should journal! Just think of how blessed your children, grandchildren (and beyond) will be to have John's written word. Hopefully your blog will be saved in cyberspace. Thank you for the postcard! I usually am very good at sending postcards too, but not this last time in Tuscany. Missing you.

kenju said...

My blog is the closest I will ever come to journaling. It may not be a true and complete reflection of my life, but it is fairly close - and the most anyone will ever get...LOL

You can always mail the postcards, Anna. People would enjoy getting them at any time. To know you were thinking of them is important!

Ash said...

I absolutely loved the first one. The composition, the tones and a sense of intimacy....Brilliant!

Your post is inspiring me to start journaling!

photowannabe said...

Anna, this is a lovely study of hands. Nice coloring and thought to go with it. I'm getting lazier all the time with my correspondence. Its so much faster just to email, but I just love getting snail mail from my friends.
Have a great weekend.

Carmi said...

There's a lovely richness to these pictures that just reaches out to me. This is why we create, after all.

Anna said...

I have one up for today it's not too interesting though. I forgot to tell you I bought a ton of the postcards at Asha to send to people back home :-)

Mike said...

I love these photos. These are amoung my favorite yet. I am in Tennessee heading back hope to comment more later and have many Smokey Mountain pictures to share!

Beverly said...

Your photos are wonderful, Anna. I sometimes have a hard time accessing the comments, but today I can. I enjoy visiting your blog each day to see what is new.

Chad Oneil said...

Good photojournalism.

JAM said...

Nice shots. Are you trying to say that it's the thought that counts?

I love to write by hand. Every store I go in, I walk down what I call "the school supply aisle" and look at the pens. My favorite cheap pen right now is a Pentel EnerGel. It writes really black and wet, which I like.

That's a great shot of him writing. Your treatment of the photo is nice too.

HL said...

You inspire me girl. Can't wait for you guys to visit so we can take you to the beach!!!

Someone in Al Ain said...

these are really wonderful pictures , i am sorry i wish i can describe how beautiful your pictures is , but lack of english ..smile