About Handwriting

About Handwriting

Man liked to be the narrator of whatever he saw. He had gone hunting and had killed a bear and had pickedthe fruit of a high tree. Now he wanted to narrate them for anyone he could. This narration was not easy. Sometimes he got tired; he forgot or did not even have the chance to narrate. Therefore, he drew images of them on the walls, on the board or on the ground. He wrote for others to see what he saw. However, he could not draw anything he wanted or draw on anything. Handwriting emerged. Writing emerged. Narration and picture were the beginning of the handwriting.

Narrating everything was easier with handwriting and better handwriting was the one that conveyed a picture of what human beings had in mind. It was the handwriting which brought narration of human to human and made him eternal in history. In an overview, human history is categorized to pre- and post-period of the handwriting invention. A time when there was no writing is called “prehistoric era” and the era when there was handwriting is called "historical era". That is, history found its identity when it was "written" and this writing and historical identity was not possible except by the handwriting. From the day handwriting emerged and writing flourished, they wrote anything and wrote with everything; they wrote with stone on stone, with charcoal and iron on rocky walls and rocks.

Years and centuries passed and a considerable amount of effort was made in order to make paper from stone and pen from primitive engraving tools. Although the paper was not the most durable context of writing, it was portable, handy, and took almost no space. Human beings could bring their dreams and imagination to anyone. Writing with paper and pen would make it more accessible. Overall, even before paper and pen became common, the way of writing was important, and eligible writing and picture writing were a concern. It was important that written material be read and understood well and be enjoyed to watch. Man invented paper and pen but still the upward and downward route of writing and drawing continued and that was just the beginning of handwriting. Art loving nature of human made the pen more eye-catchingand delicate, made paper more colorful and durable, and made handwriting more spectacular and worthy to be read.

Time passed and day by day the language of mankind became richer and words were made more mature. Handwriting was made stylish by language expansion and it found an identity for itself. With the help of the language and handwriting, man could open the window of his mind to the minds of others.

Writing and reading was something special and learning it was not anybody's dream to come true. You must have been of a special class to be able to read and write and above that, you must have had talent and been perseverant to write better and more specific among those few experts of handwriting. Centuries passed until this barrier of inequality collapsed and everyone had the chance to write. It was here that people understood that art is not just writing and reading. Writing well is the art. Greatness of the word and magnificence of handwriting were elevated arts in which there was and will not be an easy way for everyone to enter.

Well handwriting does not have a shortcut. It needs diligence and hardworking. At a time when writing is made possible by the use of printer ink, and pen and inkwell is much less used, good handwriting is alchemy and he who has well handwriting is the alchemist.

Neither is the dream of writing unreachable nor are paper and pen unavailable for anyone. In our era, even if paper and pen are not available, thanks to the technology, you can write hundreds of handwritings on computers, mobile phones, and other devices. No pen, no paper, no skill, and no effort is needed. But calligraphy still moves through the path of excellence and proceeds forward. Day by day, calligraphy is becoming more artistic, more beautiful, more desirable and more special with artists as alchemists in our era.

Posted on 02/26/2018 by About Calligraphy 0 403

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