Thursday, 14 January 2016

Take Note

Tam o'Shanter

    As the hand-written word disappears from our everyday lives replaced by Wattpad, Word and a multitude of other applications available to us. I imagine that future generations will look at notebooks filled with writer's ideas and manuscripts in the same way as we look at cave drawings and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic.

Tam o'Shanter, Robert Burns

    I agree we have to embrace change because it's important in our world. However, I can't help feeling a little sad when I think it's unlikely that future generations will be able to examine notebooks belonging to greats such as those we can see today in our museums.

#NationalHandwritingDay  January 23

The Notebook in the picture can be found exhibited in Sir Walter Scott's, Abbotsford House, Melrose

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