typewritten love

This is how I picture it:

He leans over a glossy, beautiful typewriter, that basks in its vintage glory. He puckers his face in concentration, as he goes over the dozens of requests made by complete strangers. He leans back. He, maybe, sways his head a bit to the left and chews at the end of the pencil he has nibbled at for the past hour, while creativity did its rounds inside his mind. He, then, maybe, just sighs a little; nay, not of exasperation, nor of boredom, but of the inability to choose one of the many requests. He finally picks one that he believes will resonate the most. He straightens up. He mounts the paper on the platen. And, then he starts pecking away at the keys.

The ambiance of the room, where he writes on his beloved typewriter, is fascinating at that moment – the moment when thak thak, the sound of the keys, impregnates the air; the moment when he pushes each key, as lovingly as an artist would paint strokes with a brush; the moment when he  types each word with the realization that somewhere, someone may get inspired by it.

And, once he finishes typing, he smiles.

He knows he has typed something meaningful.


This is what he typed for me.


Thank you for the love, Typewriter.

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15 thoughts on “typewritten love

  1. Anam Fatima says:

    Iloveyoutypewriterwalay ❤

  2. Moniba says:

    I love that page too, and yes, the type written messages are often quite inspiring. The one above is actually my favourite of all. I love typewriters…

    • Anas Shafqat says:

      Yes, I also hold the one mentioned above particularly close to my heart; not because I suggested it – because it inspires me to write.
      Thank you so much for commenting.

  3. vintage!
    that’s the word for it.
    for what becomes of the words once type-written.
    more meaningful in time now than when lost in the pages of its existance.

  4. Hira says:

    You should write about the other ideas in his head aswel :p

  5. Khaula Nazir says:

    Hahah…okay, so “he” is a mysterious form…
    Loved, loved, loved it.

  6. Damn.
    This is beautiful. I’m sure if he reads it, he’ll probably give you those gorgeous bookmarks for free!

  7. Hira Nazir says:

    Agey bhi kuch likh lou.

  8. Just saw this post linked at the Typewriter’s page. 😀
    You did justice to what he does everyday. Cheers. 🙂

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