Week 1 - When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Handwriting?
Hi. I had a revelation today. I never think about my handwriting. It's funny how we get in the mode of typing on a device, and the art of the handwritten word gets demoted. Remember when we were kids and had to practice how to write our letters? We had to sit and think about each line and curve and how it connected.
When I was in middle school, I remember my 7th-grade math teacher Ms. Quarsagrossa consistently made me write the number five over and over again. She stated my numbers were messy. She instructed that I correct each sloppy five on the blackboard while the whole 24 person class looked on. It was the last time I thought about my handwriting. Truthfully, I never wanted to think about it again. As we can all surmise, I learned a ton in math class.
Today, I sat down and focused my attention on my handwriting. With a brush, ink, and paper I selected the words "It Is Possible" to write by hand. Ok, that's a lie. I skipped the word "possible" because it was too long. I did focus on "it" and "is" which are way easier to write over and over again. However, even with the short words, there was a realization that handwriting says a lot about a person. When we type, we lose a sense of identity. Try it today. Pick up a pen, slow down each letter. Leave a note for someone in your handwriting. It's incredible how even in this digital world, it is possible to gain a sense of ourselves with pen and ink.
Until tomorrow may "the pen be mightier than the keyboard."