New Parchment, Bad Ink
Writers complain. We do – it’s true.
About blank pages, and stiff backs, and poor lighting.
About having the need to tell stories, about not having stories to tell.
It’s not a new phenomenon. (Doo doo da doo dah) Just to prove it, the folks over at Brain Pickings have a list of complaints made by medieval monks as they illuminated manuscripts.
Among the comments found scribbled in the margins are some universals that just do not go away:
Writing is excessive drudgery. It crooks your back, it dims your sight, it twists your stomach and your sides.
Here’s one for those forced to read the lines of another:
That’s a hard page and a weary work to read it.
And for us all:
Now I’ve written the whole thing; for Chxxxt’s sake, give me a drink!
Yep, clearly written by a monk.
Just my thoughts,