W Is For… Writing

 

Writing by hand is magical.  There’s something special in it, visceral.  Yes, computers can reproduce calligraphy.  But they cannot create.  They are not people and therefore, they cannot make what we can.  The sad thing about the ease with which typesetting can be done is that people’s eye is no longer educated to the beauty of the handwritten form.  They now no longer teach handwriting in grammar school, either.

This is an awful state of affairs.  Handwriting has been the hallmark of education for generations.  Moving away from that is a bad idea.  Writing by hand can unlock our minds in ways that we cannot do with a computer.  For one thing, you can write a question with your non-dominant hand and answer it with your dominant hand, and thereby discover things buried in your subconscious mind.

What about you, Dear Reader?
What’s your favorite thing about handwriting?

2 thoughts on “W Is For… Writing

  1. When I learned that about cursive writing no longer being taught, I could not believe it. What are educators thinking? Best wishes, my dear.

    1. I know, right? Very strange decision. I’m sure it has to do with standardized tests and some jackass with a doctorate in education playing experimentation with our children. But while they take a generation to figure out it’s a bad idea, what the hell are kids supposed to do?

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