"Handwriting is purely a human activity that includes the inflections of personality and voice on paper. It can't be done by machine. When we lose handwriting, we've lost a precious sense of communication." ~ Michael Sull
~ from Just Write: The Art of Personal Correspondence by Molly O'Shaughnessy
I had already read and highlighted several passages in this book but somehow this quote escaped me. Now I have it starred and flagged with a post-it arrow so I can find it easily because I thinks it's so true. And it's sad that so many schools no longer teach cursive to students. Printing may show some of the writers personality on paper but not in the same way as cursive, at least not in my humble opinion. It simply isn't as elegant as cursive. Of course, my cursive is anemic when compared to that of my great-grandparent's on saved letters that they wrote many, many years ago. And I'm so glad we have them as it gives us a peak into what they were like that we wouldn't have otherwise. I doubt e-mails will ever be saved in the same way.