The sound of writing

Can you hear the music? Can you hear the muses?

Adolfo Ramírez Corona
3 min readMar 15, 2022


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The sound of paper

Writing by hand on paper is the more subtle sound of writing.

I love the soft sound of the pen scratching the page in my notebook as well as the sound of the cap of the pen when opening it; or the snap when pushing in, if it’s a click one; the pass of pages when looking for the next empty one to start writing.

The sound of typing

More is better in this case for me. Typing has this marvelous property of musicalizing not just what I write, but my own process of thinking.

I touch type and I may be a little below the media in words per minute, but my typing is as fast as my train of thoughts and that’s enough for me.

Not sure if my typing follows the speed of my thinking or my thinking follows the speed of my typing.

Perhaps neither of them, and it is a matter of synchronization. Or better, of entanglement.

I’ve been using a keyboard for forty-five years, so not sure what was first. Today, typing and thinking are entangled.

And the sounds of typing are also part of my thinking.



Adolfo Ramírez Corona

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