“fully absorbed in the work, and yet open to the surrounding world,, as we are not when working at a computer screen” Ursula Le Guin on handwriting

Via the THINSILENCE blog I came across this gem-like passage on handwriting from Ursula K Le Guin

Remembering writing outdoors at Hedgebrook and elsewhere, I think about the human pace of longhand, and how one is constantly looking away from the notebook at things around it, near or far, changing position as one sits, doodling in the margin while working on a transition, half-consciously noticing the slant of the sunlight, the advance of shadows, the colour of the sky: fully absorbed in the work, and yet open to the surrounding world,, as we are not when working at a computer screen

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