#58 🤷‍♂️ Let’s just agree to BRUSH this off 🪥

Photo by Alex Padurariu / Unsplash

In brief 🩲

  • Journal: The bathroom campaign to go electric
  • Practical: Not right now, or maybe ever
  • Art: Sketchy notes for advanced highlighting
  • Listen: Habits – the good, the bad, and the strange

From the journal 📖

My kids (Neko, 10; Ida, 6) have been asking to upgrade their toothbrushes to electric ones, and I’ve been stalling. Why? Oh, I don’t really know. Some vague fear of fostering laziness, based on the dated notion that unless you do everything yourself, by hand, it’s just not proper. And some sense that we shouldn’t cede all control to the machines. As though a battery-powered toothbrush is one step closer to Skynet.

Such philosophical qualms hold no sway with my children. Or perhaps to anyone. When did the argument “You need to learn the hard way in order to appreciate the easy way” last win someone over? These ideas are now as antiquated as the concept of turning “clockwise” when most displays are digital. (So long, humble seconds hand. Plenty of people accustomed to analogue clocks never grasped this directional concept anyway, so perhaps it’s for the best.)