Photos by Grant
vintage leather boots: thrift store
I was reading the latest National Geographic today and there was a small article on how, starting this year, cursive will not be taught to elementary school children in the US. Instead focus will shift onto improving typing proficiency and what not. Isn't that crazy? Cursive is going the way of the dodo. Seems like in a generation writing cursive will be on par with writing calligraphy.
The article mentioned that a poll was conducted and around 80% of elementary school teachers reported that they did not feel like they could adequately teach cursive. It made me remember being in elementary school and competing (well not really competing, it was mandatory) in a monthly penmanship competition. Whoever won in each classroom got a new pencil. Thrilling, right? Too bad I never once won a pencil. Hate to perpetuate stereotypes but one that persists and that I wish were true in my case is the little ditty about asian people having OMGamazing handwriting. If only! My handwriting is embarrassingly juvenile looking. Very uneven with little uniformity. I write neatest in all caps which, suffice to say, means that I write in all caps most of the time. My signature is another atrocity. To this day I try to practice my signature to make it look nicer but I swear it only gets worse with age -_______-
With this being said, I always notice whenever someone has really nice handwriting. "Wow, your handwriting could be a font!" is my version of high praise. Oh and another thing, whenever they show a closeup of someone writing something down in a movie....UGH, SO GOOD. I just love it. Especially when there's like that writing noise that goes along with it...