Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you can’t express yourself?

That one time where your emotions could not be captured, where your feelings were just too much to be anything?

On our phones we have two options. Normal text like this, the equivalent to normal talking and tone. We also have THIS. THIS IS THE EQUIVALENT TO SHOUTING, but it sometimes is not enough. Sometimes your thoughts cannot be portrayed in a standardized font and sometimes your words cannot be conveyed by capitalized letters.

Human emotions simply cannot be contained by what’s on these boxes in our hands, and they sometimes cannot even be contained in ourselves. We are not all one level or the other. Everyone expresses themselves differently, in different ways and to a different degree.

Sometimes we just need to cry, wail, hug someone or jump up and down.
Last time I checked, you couldn’t accurately do that by typing a text message.
(Or here is a suggestion: Apple, you could just make a new font and size!)

A Letter to Autocorrect

Dear Autocorrect,

I know it is okay to make misteaks.

Mistakes help you learn. Without them everyone would be perfect, and what fun is a world filled with perfect human beings? There would be no new discoveries, no lessons learned.

So mistakes are good, mistakes are okay.

The thing is, sometimes there is no room for errors. For example, in an essay that will be marked by a teacher, or in an important text to your friend or family member.

Well, I obviously want a “carrier” in writing, I totally mean “coin dance” and I am very “prude” of this letter so far.

Thank you autocorrect, for making mistakes for me.

Sincerely, Sarah Hesp

PS. I know I spelled my name right, and so does everyone else.