TUMBLR ASK: what is typewriter series #73, and what did you mean when you wrote ” Human connection is anchored in specificity?”

Tyler Knott, a talented writer and photographer who can be found on most social media platforms, is doing a typewriter series. The one I reblogged is probably the 73rd one. There are some writers on here who type on a typewriter every day and post their musings online. Typewriterdaily is one of them.

I feel that the basis of most human connection and conversation is something specific, like the way two people both love the smell of coffee, or the way you express a feeling or opinion that you fear will be shunned but this brightens another person’s face because they have felt exactly the same way, or the way you come across something laid down in words a long time ago that is so exact in describing you that your breath hitches in your throat.

Or in the words of C.S. Lewis, “friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”

I would have to say that when I wrote the post you mentioned, I was thinking of humour – that something has to be really specific to be really funny. Don’t you think?


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