In Mrs. Robertson’s grade 2 class, we all sat and watched as she wrote all 26 letters of the alphabet on the chalkboard. Geoff’s finger dropped from his nose as he stared at the board in aww. She made it all look so easy. Reminiscent of an ocean tide, some letters were far more bloated and stood out from the rest. Then, there were other letters like the lower-case G that dipped below the line as though it was dodging someone it owed money. By the time Mrs. R was finished most of us felt distrustful of her ambition of us all. Who was she to think that we would ever be able to write in cursive, script or longhand as some people called it?
More and more kids aren’t even learning how to write in cursive. It’s sad, but it does make our generation all the more special. We learned it! Some of us eventually became experts at leaning and joining all the letters of a word together.
But, now all letters stand alone! We all cower, recoil and wonder as we write; “Will it be legible?” Cursive handwriting is what’s missing in the world today! I know I miss it and want to see more of it. The reason is, I feel that when words are written in cursive they look nicer. Cursive handwriting tricks the eye into thinking you are writing something nice.
Let’s play a little with that thought. If right in the middle of this sentence I wrote a bad word. (For those of you who don’t swear I write this purely with the intention of proving a point. So please keep reading…)
Jack was acting like an ass!
Now look at it again but in cursive handwriting.
Doesn’t Jack seem like he was acting like less of an ass when written in cursive? I think so.
Although, often times I write things with the intention of making my readers chuckle to themselves and maybe share with others here is my disclaimer: Jack bears no relation to any living person. Also, If this made you laugh we are more alike than the end of year survey said we were. If it made you cringe, I’m so glad you were able to get through it with one eye open. I promise my true intention was only to make everyone ponder.
Where has cursive writing gone? And will it be back soon?
SERVANT! Where is my quill!
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