The Daily Post Discover Challenge : Analog

For this week’s challenge, share your analog passions with the world. In many cases, we’re given a choice: either go the analog route or upgrade to the digital version. What are your analog obsessions? Are you a book lover who prefers the crisp feel of freshly printed pages over the much more slender convenience of an eReader? Or an audiophile who enjoys the physical experience of placing the needle down on a record instead of pressing play on a Spotify playlist?

Leverage the internet. Tell us about that old-fashioned thing you love and share it with the world online so that it may be preserved digitally, indefinitely.

This challenge really made me think and I made a discovery. I realized I have loved my obsessions or passions in every stage of life. Life changes and we change with time.This does not mean I do not like them now, at this stage of my life.

Letter writing and sending cards to our relatives and friends was such an important part of our lives. But now the internet has become an important part in our lives. It has helped us to keep in touch with so many people. WhatsApp and Facebook has made us more connected. But it can never replace that feeling we used to have on receiving a letter or a greeting card.

I love photography but our old fashioned had been replaced by the digital camera and no by my camera and My Pad. I liked the camera then but I don’t really feel that I would want the same now. I love reading books , they have been a part of my life for so long. I cannot imagine life without books. But I don’t really mind reading novels and magazines and so much more on my kindle. I don’t believe that the hard copy of a book is a must. It is fine as long as I get to read what I want to read.

We used to listen to music on the radio, then to the CD or cassette player but the transition to the internet has been a good one. We can listen to a variety of music. Actually our CDs and cassettes have been in cold storage for quite some time now. But the radio is still a part of our lives. There is something very nice listening to the radio. I guess I would not stop listening to the radio.

I think we have to move on in life. There are different experiences in different stages of life. I loved all those experiences, the good ones of course. :)) There are moments of nostalgia but we cannot go back in time. But I am happy for all those precious memories which will always be a part of my life.

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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    1. Yes , the feel of books is definitely special but I don’t feel that I will only read paper books. I really don’t mind digital books too. I get books from our local library. Thank you.

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