Handwriting Intimacy

handwritingRemember the days when we used to know what our friends’ and loved ones’ handwriting looked like? I recently received a postcard from a friend I’ve known for a while, who was traveling overseas. I’d never seen his handwriting before. It felt like such a personal, intimate expression, especially in this modern age of emails and texts and  Times New Roman font.

This reminded me of how years ago, after the end of a relationship, I felt saddened by the fact that I had no idea what my boyfriend’s handwriting looked like -- like something vital was missing.

Handwriting feels intimate. That’s probably why you can’t beat the impact of a handwritten letter.

I wonder if I’ll ever get to know my niece and nephew’s handwriting.