My response to the daily word prompt “Handwriting,” is a revised and edited version I posted less than a month ago. Enjoy 🙂
My handwriting career began in a Headstart classroom, with crayons, chalk, and number a #2 pencil. My last semester of high school, I reluctantly took a typewriting class my mother made me take. Bless her heart. 🙂
As high school sports and bandmember, I thought the typewriting class was for girls. But, my teenage hormones quickly appreciated the benefits of learning how to use a typewriter. Several months later when I attended college my typewriter education paid off, thank you, mom. 🙂
I recently began handwriting letters using a pen and quill. Yes, the old fashioned feather pen, dipped into an inkwell. It is time-consuming, but it delights me with a bit of writing nostalgia.
The handwriting process slows my pace of thought creating a written legacy when I seal the letter with red wax embossed with my first name initial. The letters provide my family with the experience of receiving a form of antique written communication.
The response to my letters is usually in the shape of an email, telephone voice message, or text. However, the first family member who responds in the form of a letter will receive a unique gift. 🙂
For those who do not respond it allows me to assess who receives holiday, birthday cards and gifts.
The various form of human communication has evolved from, cave wall drawings, through stone and wooden etchings, to pencils pens, typewriter, and now texting.
With the current technology of texting handwritten letters are slowly becoming a nostalgic form of communication like the typewriter, and the number #2 pencils.
In the end, communication whether cave drawing, etching upon stone or wood tablets, using pencils or pen. Communication is more important than none at all.