When it comes to keeping track of my schedule, only old school will do. I like to see my week at a glance in hard copy, in blue ink. And it has to be perfectly neat and orderly and organized. Hey, I’m an editor. This should come as no surprise.
Due to my rather *ahem* obsessive tendencies, my day planner is full of Wite-Out, signalling changes in plans. This week has been a particularly unpredictable one, so the page is littered with corrections.
There are only so many times you can try to hide a mistake before you need to admit that it’s there and start fresh on a new line.
Big white blots and smooth sweeps
consume the ink-blotched page
Either way the cover-up conceals not
the fact of the error,
for it will always exist in that space.
Pen is (relatively) permanent,
but there is always a blank white space somewhere,
somewhere to make the correction
New words, not a cover-up.