My kitchen computer (a tiny little netbook that’s falling apart) loses her backspace button today.
It just stops working.
If I want to delete a letter, I have to stop and figure out a way to press in the residual little bump that’s part of the old backspace button. It takes forever.
I find myself slowing down. I find myself deliberately placing my fingers on the keyboard–like a new typist–because it’s so difficult to correct these errors.
It reminds me of my ancient past when we used white out. You had to blow on it so it would dry and then reposition your paper in the typewriter (what’s that?) and retype your correction. I suddenly feel so thankful for the backspace button on this computer.
That’s it. Backspace is my flair for today. Something so simple and so taken for granted! I love that I lost it so I would feel that love for it again.
What little thing have you lost that you are now so thankful for?