I don’t write as much as I used to. I’ve gone through periods where I could write page after page of all sorts of thoughts popping into my head and I could just bang out idea after idea. Actually, I don’t really know if that’s true or not. I think I’ve been more prolific than in recent times, but I don’t have numbers to support that theory. One thing I do know is that I’ve sat at this keyboard, at a post not unlike this one, and I’ve erased the first line. Then I would write another first line. It too would be erased. Then I deleted the new post and just went back to staring blankly at a YouTube video. It’s not that I don’t have feelings to express, it’s that the motivation to express them just dwindles. It used to be a way to purge myself of negativity and find some contentment. It gave me an opportunity to untangle a mess in my mind and set things straight. Writing just to write can be incredibly therapeutic. I just haven’t lately. I haven’t been able to. Even this post is really more an excuse than therapy. It’s to let you know that there will be more interludes and less genuine expression of emotion or thought.
Text is the least expensive media to host. You can transfer virtually unlimited amounts of text over the internet nearly for free because it’s inherently fairly compressed. You have twenty six letters and punctuation to work with when writing, which beats the hell out of a decimal system for sure. It makes me wonder if there’s a mathematical representation of the advantage you get expressing something with writing versus math. Likewise, writing also gives the advantage of having emotion attached. Writing expresses emotion far better than math ever could. It’s the Yang to my Yin.
I think I need to buy a 3D printer.