The Blank Page

I am going to start using my notebook/journal more. My macbook allows me to do so much. I can take notes and tweet and update all in the same place.

I’m watching the Apple Keynote from earlier this week. They’ve added a Reader into Safari – because there’s so much distraction even on the webpage.

I’m going back to the blank page. The blank page is a spiritual discipline. It’s a literal and figurative space that is empty to create – no distractions. A few months ago, I even bought a notebook without any lines so that the lines weren’t going to be a distraction in creating.

I like the blank page. There are no distractions. You can start with anything and create anything. We could all use a little less distraction in our lives.

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2 Comments

  1. I’m planning on doing something similar, but I’m looking for a notebook with lines instead of the lines free version. I tried one with lines free, and I felt like I needed to create a work of art on each page, so I didn’t write/use it. The lines feel freer to let me just dump the words out without worrying about looking artistic.

    At least until I get back in the habit of putting the words down.

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting David. I didn’t know how the no lines was going to go so I tried it. I quite enjoy it. I even wrote at different angles, but the freedom was pretty incredible. Whether lined or not, the principle is the freedom to write down ideas in a blank space.
      I am going to check out your blog. Looking forward to learning from you.
      Thanks.

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