Get the Lead Out!

My sister forwarded an email to me the other day with these beautiful images of miniscule sculptures created out of lead pencils. I have no idea where the email originated, nor do I have any idea who to credit for the images. All I know is that I was absolutely spellbound by their beauty and simplicity.

While the digital world continues to evolve at breakneck speed, we should remember the splendor of old-fashioned things, and the beauty in handmade creations. Even though the pencils portrayed below are definitely not for doodling or writing love notes, they still remind me of the power of the written word. The real written word – the words we actually used to write with pencil and paper!

So take a few minutes away from the computer today and write a letter to someone you love. Then you can send them an email reminding them to check the mailbox!

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A pencil maker told the pencil five important lessons just before putting it in the box:

  1. Everything you do will always leave a mark.
  2. You can always correct the mistakes you make.
  3. What is important is what is inside of you.
  4. In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will only make you better.
  5. To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

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