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Penmanship practice
Posted By: XaleManixDate: 6/11/16 1:59 p.m.

This is a bit silly, but I thought perhaps the forumn might care or be interested in the idea: I'm triyng to improve my penmanship. I have had nearly illegible handwriting for most of my life, and I've been embarrassed about it. A lot.

I thought 'what better way to practice than to write a passage of text that I've woken up in the middle of night to ponder?'

And so, in my freshly opened MIO Paper notebook (A5, 6mm rule), I am going to inscribe on the first page, and possibly many more, the following passage:

i have been roland, beowulf, achilles, gilgamesh; i have been called a
hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the world goes
dim and cold. i am a hero.

she has been nameless since our birth; a constant adversary, caring for
nothing but my ruin, a sword drenched in my blood; forever my greatest
and only love. she is the dark one; the enemy and lover without whom
my very existence would be pathetic and vulgar. her eyes steam and boil
in the night (she is fantastically beautiful yet i cannot stand the sight
of her). our relationship is complex and perhaps eternal.

we met once in the garden, at the beginning of the world and unaware of
our twin destinies (not the garden of Genesis, but another; forgotten,
untended and now choked with weeds, unvisited except for ourselves).
we matched stares across a dry fountain, and i recall her smiling at me
before she devoured the lawn and trees with a translucent blue flame and
tore flagstones from the path and hurled them into the sky screaming my
sins.

our reunions there are epic battles fought without quarter, often in
the dark as the moon is seldom visible and the sun never. i powder a
granite monument in a soundless flash, showering the grass with molten
drops of its gold inlay, sending smoking chips of stone skipping into
the fog. she splinters an ancient oak with a force that takes my
breath and hurls me to the ground. she leaves and i lie in the slow
rain of burning slivers of wood, staring at the low, dark clouds,
craving our next meeting.

Sorry to post something only tangently related to Marathon, but I'm quite excited.

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Penmanship practiceXaleManix 6/11/16 1:59 p.m.
     Re: Penmanship practiceukimalefu 6/12/16 1:09 a.m.
           Re: Penmanship practice *LINK*XaleManix 6/12/16 3:34 a.m.

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