You know what I mean--the OTHER kind. The vanishing kind. The handwritten note.
It’s probably the only thing that doesn’t get typed onto a keyboard these days, isn’t it? Even the forms we fill out are often digitized lately. I can’t even remember the last time my fingers touched a typewriter.
Handwriting is a bit of a relic nowadays. Sigh.
I hope that’s not really true. Actually, if one were to take my son’s handwriting into account, it might be better if it were true. Still, I cherish things written by hand. I used to think I could tell so much by a person’s handwriting, because it was such a part of their daily lives. Now, short of someone’s signature, do we ever see much of anyone’s handwriting?
I’ve made it a goal of mine to write more notes this year. The “snail mail” kind that require pen put to paper. Part of that is drawn from my year-long goal of “connecting” with people rather than merely “communicating.” I feel like I can communicate digitally, but I’ll really connect if I take the time and thought to write with my hands instead of just my fingertips.
How about you? Where (if anywhere) does handwriting play a part in your life?