Today’s Senior Moments column has two purposes.
One is to take a look at the ancient art of doodling; the other is to show some respect for the letter D.
I chose doodling because it has been around a long, long time.
I decided on the letter D because many rather depressing (see what I mean?) words begin with D’s including but not limited to dreary, dirty, disturbing, devilish, drab, dreadful, decrepit, disappointing, dumb, dorky, dangerous, deadly and, of course, doodling, which isn’t all that depressing but it starts with a D anyway.
Doodling – according to the dog-eared dictionary that sits atop the desk in my home office- is drawing or scribbling to avoid any hard work altogether.
Doodling also tends to be a big waste of time when you could be doing something that’s a lot more important than drawing dorky pictures or writing dumb-as-all-get-out poems that don’t even rhyme on pieces of paper you drag out of your office’s wastebasket.
I still doodle but not as much as I did a decade ago.
I don’t doodle as often because I prefer to spend my time doing better things.
Doodlers can be found all over.
The most popular places for them to practice their artwork include restroom walls, library book covers, notebooks and grade school desk tops.
Ditto for deserted buildings and dusty car hoods.
Bob Batz is a retired journalist and area resident and guest columnist. Contact Bob at [email protected]