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Handwriting

Many of us have heard the expression “Handwriting on the Wall.”  Here is where it may have originated.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%205

Daniel 5 New King James Version (NKJV)

In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king’s countenance changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his hips were loosened and his knees knocked against each other.

 

Ancient Cave Handprints

http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/hands/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_painting

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10/131008-women-handprints-oldest-neolithic-cave-art/

Ambidextrous

Some people are Ambidextrous. I am not one of them. I’m right handed. Stephen is left handed.  Because of past battles with carpel tunnel syndrome and current wars with arthritis I hate to sign paperwork or documents.  As a writer I carry around a small notebook but some days I can’t even read my own handwriting!!

 

am·bi·dex·trous
ˌambēˈdekst(ə)rəs/
adjective
  1. (of a person) able to use the right and left hands equally well.
    “few of us are naturally ambidextrous”
    • (of an implement) designed to be used by left-handed and right-handed people with equal ease.

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30667/11-facts-about-ambidextrous

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambidexterity

 

Automatic writing

Some people have or claim to have the ability to write messages from the great beyond. I’ve had my own spiritual or out of body experiences so perhaps there is some truth to this ability.  Personally I believe in approaching the spirit world with great care for both evil and good exists in these realms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_writing

Automatic Handwriting: Messages from Beyond

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寒山
“Kanzan” (Cold Mountain)

Artist: Inoue Yūichi (Japanese, 1916–1985)
Period: Showa period (1926–89)
Date: 1966

I am not a linguist by any stretch of the imagination but I believe handwriting encompasses not only alphabets used by many cultures but pictorial etchings including Egyptian hieroglyphics. Love Japanese, Farsi and Arabic writing also. I find character based handwriting fascinating. Calligraphy is one of my favorite art forms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handwriting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calligraphy

When I was a little girl I made up my own personal alphabet, handwriting and words. Designed a book in which my main character Mr. X had various adventures. I could not have been more than seven or eight.  Not to brag but I was creatively gifted as a child and my parents encouraged me. They were always buying me various art supplies and Mom and Dad kept me engaged with arts & crafts. As for my book I think it lies in the bottom of my trunk which is now in storage until I can once more afford my own place.

 

 

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