Hey, it’s National Handwriting Day!
The Writing Implement Manufacturers Association justifies this one-day respite from electronic communication thusly: “There’s something poetic about grasping a writing instrument and feeling it hit the paper as your thoughts flow through your fingers and pour into words.”
A more cynical person might see this as a clever ploy to keep that industry in black ink. But
suggests there’s something sensual and artistically honest about writing with a pen, which is why she’s waging a longer-term War on QWERTY.
Seems as if there’s a trend about this in the ether. My latest SisterDivas column covers it in the context of one of my New Year’s resolutions: “Rediscovering the Lost Art of Letter Writing.”
What about you? How fluid are your thoughts when you use ink? Do you prefer writing in cursive or at your keyboard?