July 18, 2010

Back to Basics!

One of my latest finds while pursuing new inventory for my vintage shop was this old Smith Corona Galaxy typewriter. I fell in love with it when I saw it and just couldn't bring myself to sell it in my shop.

It seems to be in perfect working order, so I ordered a new ink ribbon and fired her up.  The coolest part is that it comes in a little portable travel case.

I have big plans for this machine.  I've always loved typewriters- I think they connect you more to your writing than typing on a computer.  It's slow and gives you time to mentally edit a little more as you're writing as well as digging deeper into your thoughts as they spill out on the page.  I like that and I'm hoping to do a little more writing now that I have a typewriter to do it on.


I dug out some of the poetry I've written over the last few years and thought I would type some of them up and post them. Here's the first, written during a solo trip to Puerta Vallarta that I took a few years back.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool find. I love old typewriters myself. And I love that poem -- both what it says and how it looks hand typed.