Sunday, August 9, 2009

Handwriting

So there is this handwriting thing going around...you will need to enlarge...because size does matter...when reading my writing...




If you still had trouble, I am translating into the first comment.

32 comments:

Brian Miller said...

When a high school senior steps onto a university campus for his college visit the first thing on his mind is...higher education. which is exactly what I was looking at when I missed the top step in front of the dorm and fell backwards up the stairs. Pins and needles shot through my arm, but in order to preserve my fading suave, I ignored it. Three days later my wrist locked up just in time for senior exams. Which meant I had to take my AP English exam with my left hand, which was not acceptable so I had to take freshman english the next year, all because I missed a very obvious step.

They blew, like a furious wind, into where I was sitting in the lobby of the hotel, all giggles and touches, tracing invisible lines down his arm while the nervous high school receptionist secured them a room. To everyone there it was obvious what was coming next when his puffed up voice said "No need for a wake up call, we will be up late." yeah, pretty obvious.

Stepping out into the morning sun, waiting on my ride, I was greeted by the (next morning) same man, asleep, sprawled across a wicker chair. His royal blue, peacock embroidered kimono blowing in the breeze, exposing his grey tightey whiteys and as much hair as a gorilla. Obviously he missed a step along the way as well, missing out on what just a few hours before seemed obvious.

(aren't you glad I did not draw the man)

Sometimes we can get so focused on what is coming (or where we are going) we miss the obvious little steps it takes to get there. we will never paint our masterpiece without lots of little brush strokes. Miss enough of the obvious steps and you'll do more than break your wrist, you'll change the whole direction of your life. The handwriting is on the wall, can you read it?

Much love,
B

otin said...

You write like I do, all kinds of block letters, most things capital. I don't usually miss steps,I usually purposely try to skip them and then end up getting tripped up. I need to get in on this writing thing one of these days!

Pastor Sharon said...

Excellent post. And don't we want to skip the baby steps to get to success? It is usually those steps which remind us how we grew in the first place.

willow said...

You do that artistic all caps printing thing. Very neat and tidy, too, even left handed! I love to see people's handwriting. It's such a personal extension of one's self. Fun doodles, as well.

Megan said...

With doodles!

Anonymous said...

Your handwriting is that of a severely arthritic lobster whose wrist locked up because he fell backwards up the stairs (which probably has physicists scrambling at this moment) or because he was busy staring at Higher Education (which probably has web entrepreneurs salivating at this moment).

That aside... it makes sense. ;^)

-DF

Alan Burnett said...

As always an interesting approach to a post. Such a shame that we can't comment in our own handwriting - now that would be interesting.

Leah said...

I was so happy to see that you did this! Your handwriting, complete with the doodles, really fits what I know of you--very cool!

Brian Miller said...

@otin - you sure do, not as forgiving as typing and there was no way i was rewriting it...yeah i have skipped them too obviously...

@ps - too true...

@willow - think i picked it up from my dad...he is an architect/draftsman...and my cursive is deplorable so...smiles.

@megan - lots of pictures always make for better books...doodles included...

@df - and if you drop me in the pot i will scream as i boil...which is probably getting the psychiatrist going as well...lol. at least i grew out of the leather pants...

@AB - mine is not that pretty...just functional.

@leah - would be interesting to hear exactly what people that read us regularly think about us...

Maggie May said...

Thats interesting writing. Block capitals mostly and then it goes off into something else!
What I do like are the doodles that you illustrate the script with!

One thing that I have learned from this post is to watch my step!

tony said...

I Keep Seeing These Handwriting Scripts...Why Does Everybody Have Better Handwriting Than Me!?
yea!I Love Your Graphics (doodles) Too!

Deb said...

Now I am no handwriting expert but it is pretty obvious you are artistic and creative and a thinker and a doodler and probably a daydreamer...which makes for a talented writer! And whenever I skip those obvious baby steps I usually land on my face. From one left handed blogger to another ~ enjoy each step!

Candie Bracci said...

Really cool handwriting and drawing!:)

Lorraine said...

It's fantastic, I loved it, especially the little drawings here and there, nice touch Brian
I wish you had drawn the man, I love your writing...

subtorp77 said...

I did something similar to this a while back( sets comp book on scanner )May be time to upgrade that post but I'll see if anyone can translate my pen-scratching. I like that you toss in the pictograms along with the writing :)

Shadow said...

oh gosh, miss the little steps on our way to the big picture... sounds familiar!

Suldog said...

My handwriting is almost always in blocks, too, but I have nowhere near your capacity for fun artwork.

(Especially enjoyed the "aren't you glad I didn't draw the man?")

(Yes, I am.)

Ronda Laveen said...

Yea, Brian! I think you are the first male who has posted his handwriting. I love it. Did you take drafting? It is that same kind of printing. Your left handed writing is way better than mine.

Daniel said...

Looks like something out of my daughter's Highlights magazine, or better yet, straight from Geronimo Stilton. (Chuckles).

Cheffie-Mom said...

Very creative post. Baby steps are such an important part of life. Speaking of little steps - http://www.dishingwithdebbie.com/wordpress/2009/07/19/pitter-pitter-patter/#comments

Brian Miller said...

@maggie - yeah, it's...my writing....lol. Its the little steps that get us where we are going, one step at a time...

@tony - how come i doubt that...lol.

@deb - i am a day dreamer...i admit. smiles.

@candie - ty

@lorraine - it was scary enough to see that early in the morning...if i tried to draw him i may have scared myself. smiles.

@subby - just trying to keep it interesting (with the doodles). repost or put up the writing!


@shadow - i've hit several posts on the same vein in blogosphere today.

@suldog - aren't we all. lol.

@ronda -nleading the charge...lol. my dad is a draftsman which is probably where i picked it up.

@daniel - exactly the look i was looking for...lol. Highlights magazine...i remember reading it at the beauty shop while my mom got her hair done.

@cheffie-mom - thanks for the link...what an amazing post!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

haha...Must include & have the doodles- so charming!

Baino said...

I think your writing in caps says that you are conservative, intelligent but deliberate and cautious.

Brian Miller said...

@lenore - smiles.

@baino - do i have to be conservative? i'll take the deliberate and intelligent. smiles.

subtorp77 said...

Brian, to-morrow, to-morrow, I'll post it to-morrow! It's not quite a day away! :P Okay, so I can't sing-LOL!

Brian Miller said...

@subs - sing away, sing away...smiles.

The Dark Lord said...

A very insightful post on the lessons one should learn from life.. How often have we faltered while zealously pursuing a desirous goal, after turning a blind eye to the numerous ensuing steps that lead to it..

Hit 40 said...

I also retook a lot of math classes. No one told me that I could test out of them!! Seriously. My high school stunk. Luckily, college was free because my mom was a secretary there. The classes were an easy A and kinda funny watching the other freshman struggle with a foreign prof who could barely speak English.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I bet you have fabulous journals and papers.... That, when you are a famous writer/poet, will be sold by Sotheby's for millions of dollars.

:-)

Seriously.

The Retired One said...

Fun to see the doodles and the handwriting. I agree with the other Commenter that it would be fun to see the comments in handwriting too.
So now we know that not only are you a talented writer, but an artist as well. (Doodles).
Great job.

JeffScape said...

You push down pretty hard when you hand-write, don't you?

Mrsupole said...

Great doodles. And your writing speaks volumes. So glad that we could read it. Do you ever write in cursive. It truly is how your hold your pen or your pencil as to how well you do cursive. I read that on someone else's meme and I keep trying to tell my grandson's this fact. One grandson is scared of cursive. I am not sure why.

Loved your writing.

God bless.