blinking cursor. classic. iconic. symbol of a writer thinking. the possibilities of a blank screen waiting to be filled. who determines the rate of blinking? is there a standard rate? the rhythm of the blinking cursor looks exactly right. is that because it’s the exact timing that I’m used to seeing. or does it look and feel right because there is something inherently soothing, reassuring, encouraging in that periodicity? i like watching it while I think. something happens in my creative mind with every blink.