Bitch on the Blog

March 5, 2013

Fading

Filed under: Beauty — bitchontheblog @ 21:26
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Sweethearts, I have been through the mill. All my own doing. No, not mill. What’s it called? Mangle.

I loved mangling. Helped my grandmother to pull those sheets in one end out the other. No wonder I find ironing satisfying to this day.

In order to head off my next nervous breakdown (I nearly had ONE aged 19 when I threw a sponge soaked in red red wine against a white wall) I have been archiving and generally tidying up my life in the last few days. Once it’s finished I shall not know what to do with myself. In fact, I live in dread: What do you do once you have cross referenced everything? We’ll see. I suppose I could dance with the devil on the blue sea.

Anyway, the point of this post that I AM IN LOVE. Yes, with my handwriting. I love my handwriting. I do I do I do. I have reams of the stuff. Where the typewritten appeals to my sense of efficiency, my handwriting appeals to my self. My handwriting is ME. My identity. As, of course, is that of others. A few months ago I tidied all my private correspondence received. By sender. I didn’t need to look at ‘sender’. One look at a squiggle, a slant, and I knew exactly which pile it’d go on.

To end on a slightly melancholic note: What we cherish most we live in fear and dread to lose.

U

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3 Comments »

  1. “Once it’s finished I shall not know what to do with myself.” I only hope the archiving and tidying up doesn’t cause a nervous breakdown. We can become quite comfortable with the mess, and end up feeling lost without it.

    Comment by bronxboy55 — March 6, 2013 @ 20:08 | Reply

  2. Does your handwriting hange depending on your mood? Mine does. I don’t know that I could ever be caught my a handwriting analyst. I even change how I form certain letters. What does that say about me?

    But I do have lovely penmanship. Those nuns made sure of it. I wonder if they really beleived God cared…

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — March 6, 2013 @ 21:41 | Reply

  3. Our school system has ceased teaching the fine art of handwriting. Printing is all they will learn from now on. So, how will they have a signature? It boggles my mind.

    Comment by writingfeemail — March 8, 2013 @ 22:26 | Reply


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