"If self is a location, so is love: bearings taken, markings, cardinal points, options, obstinacies, dug heels and distance, here and there and now and then, a stance" (Seamus Heaney)
Dear Mario, I love the idea of reading your post on your own handwriting, however I could only finish the first sheet.So this proves the point that we relay on technology more than we should. You see, I love your handwriting, but I can´t see it very well. It'd be much better if you enlarged the sheets, so we, the ones who almost need glasses can see the words better.It's great you're able to move around town by bike. I wish I could do that here in Bilbao. There's too much traffic and too many hills here! Hugs,L.Quinthttp://amar-con-sentimiento.blogspot.com.es/
My darling L Quint, problem solved. Thank you very much for flagging it up! :-) When I previewed the post the other day it looked fine but, of course, I still have 20-20 eyesight and my handwriting is awful, to say the least. Not the perfect combination, I would say.Thank you very much, M! Have a great week.Greetings from London.
Beautiful handwriting. I could read just about every single word. Definitely a part of your personality and it shows thru whether you handwrite your posts or type them. I always enjoy your intelligence so very much and creativity that shows thru your writing. I really don't think handwriting will go away but it has definitely decreased in use with the advent of email! I'm glad too because I write so fast my writing can be so messy I sometimes can't read it. Funny too because when I was in school I had beautiful handwriting. Can't imagine fighting in Angola.
i like your handwriting..and sometimes i find it sad that we don't do much handwriting any more..i used to write a lot of real letters to my cousin when i was young..and i too like the smell in bike shops..smiles..happy sunday
Ah.. Good old paper and ink! It was refreshing to read a 'handwritten' post :-)I had no trouble reading your handwriting on the first page, but by the time you got to the second page, I think your hand found it tough to keep pace with the pace of your thoughts. But, well done! Love this post.
ah well i look forward to killer opening songs...smiles....what fun to read your writing...and i could read...most of it...ha...enough to know i too love the smell of the shops...dont see much handwriting these days...but i write all of mine by hand before i post them in my notebook so...you might not be able to read all of it though...ha.we have lots of bikes on the road here, particularly on the weekends....
That book also got me thinking of scanning in a handwritten post. I, sadly, didn't get round to it. You did!I had no problem reading it, by the way. If it is too small, one can always click on one's browser's "zoom" facility.
I loved this. I hope you won't mind if I do the same! How did you make it large enough to read?Really, really great, Cuban. Thank you!
I can but applaud this, though I could have wished for it to be be plainer - more contrast, nothing to do with your handwriting, which is A+.I began as a fan of texting and so forth, but have decided that electronic forms of writing are of limited use only. Texting, for example is fine to say "Meet me at 6 0'clock." But don't use it where subtle gradations of meaning are involved.
Loved every written word :)We were talking a couple weeks ago how when we were in school there was so much focus on penmanship...and there was a grade to be given on the report card for it! But, no more it seems ~ teachers are really not particular in a childs writing. I think of all of the letters, ledgers and such that were neatly written in the 17-1800's that you read ~ almost too beautiful for something that was written everyday. My how times change!
Loved this post, Cuban! I loved how this showcased your handwriting and I marveled at how I've been reading your writing for several years but had never seen your writing until today.I agree entirely that handwriting is an extension of our own personalities and it would be a shame to lose that mark of our selves. I try to write handwritten letters to my friends from time to time, although never as often as I should.Conversely, I hate signing my name in stores. That little slip or the screen is the most unnatural feeling for me and my signature always feels contrived and insincere.Jai
Your handwriting is beautiful and I really like it. It is strong, steady, consistent yet artistic and flowy. I still scribble my notes and presentation on paper. IPad to me is the most useless thing since green banana.
Love this! Your handwriting certainly reflects your personality and I think it suits you. As a writer, I'm an old school writing nerd and paper snob. I still take my story notes in a notebook and still hand write thank you notes on really good stationery. Certainly refreshing in a sea of tech.
You are so right-just a few weeks ago my son and I were talking about handwriting. He was commenting on how he used to have such beautiful handwriting and that he no longer does because of technology. He stated that he was going to 'work' on getting his original cursive style back. But, our handwriting does reveal bits and pieces of our personality.
Many thanks for your kind comments.Elizabeth, it's easy. Write your post by hand, scan it, save it as an image file on your hard drive (jpeg, bitmap, tiff or gif) and upload it on to your blog. Make sure when you upload it, though, that you click the "original version" choice. I posted mine first as an extra large image and even that was hard to read as my good friend - and ex-teacher! - L. Quint told me. :-)Greetings from London.
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Enjoyed reading your handwritten post. It's sad that we're losing this form of communication. I'm glad of the fact that electronic greeting cards have not replaced actual greeting cards the way emails and social media have replaced letters. At least people still recognise the importance of the personal touch in that sphere of human interaction.Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I look forward to killer opening songs.
How clever to blog about handwriting in a handwritten post! Although out of practice, I struggled with a few words. You'd have a much harder time deciphering my scrawl so cheers to technology. It was fascinating, though, to reflect on how technology has changed the way we communicate. My bigger gripe is that with Facebook nobody ever sends personal emails or letters with good news. Sometimes it feels like we're all shouting on our soap boxes. The personal connection of a handwritten letter is indeed special when addressed to one recipient.
Dear friend,I'm sorry I didn't get to you earlier. I came back and read the post as soon as you left me your message. I enjoyed reading it a lot and as I did, I had a flash back of my early childhood practicing caligraphy. I remember the process of acquiring my own handwriting as you have narrated it. it's a very interesting and clever post and a clever choie to handwrite it. I simply love it and s for your handwriting says a lot about you.Its' got character.Hugs
It's shocking to see handwriting. We've become so used to machine-made script.Best regards from Boston . . .