Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Handwriting


{August Break 8/3: Handwriting}

Incidentally, and fitting for today's prompt, I was clearing out a stack of old mail the other day, and I held on to these letters from my nephew, my daughter and a good friend. I held onto them because I miss handwriting! Specifically, I miss seeing handwriting on letters from family and friends, hand-addressed packages, or scribbled post-it notes (at least those are still in fairly good supply in my household!). I received a hand-addressed package from a friend last week, and what a treat it was! Simply seeing it sitting there on my stoop, waiting for me to notice and immediately recognize her handwriting was a treat in and of itself.

That's what I miss about our handwriting-deprived world: everybody's individual touch through their script. You can tell who sent you a letter, or who scribbled a note, just by the way that person writes. It colors our world, it individualizes it like no font ever can.


4 comments:

  1. I know my handwriting is atrocious.

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    1. Well, with more practice maybe it wouldn't be?

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  2. I miss REAL mail (and handwriting), so I joined LWA http://letterwriters.org/collections/public-shop/products/l-w-a-membership
    I now have several new penpals :)
    And thank you for your comment yesterday - I left a wee reply :)

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    1. Claire, thank you for the tip about the Letter Writers Alliance. It looks really interesting and I am tempted! The problem is, I can barely fit answering all my emails into my life; how am I going to write letters?

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