Write Now…Yes Right Now…

After reading PhoTrablogger’s “Write Now…Yes Right Now... ” and Indah’s handwrtten Diary, I decided to join the “write now” Challenge.

Below is my mother’s elegant Chinese calligraphy. Mother did it with her special brush, one stroke at a time…

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Mother used to spend a couple of hours in the morning copying Chinese classic poems with the Chinese brush, and ink on rice paper. 

The aesthetic of Chinese calligraphy is determined by these ink strokes. Such effort of achieving perfect strokes had been valued as a part of the scholarly discipline.

A couple of calligraphy styles in fact emphasize the stroke techniques. In the past, scholars and artists used these unique techniques to express their emotions or convey either their contentment or discontentment.

PhoTrablogger asked:

“When was the last time you wrote something on a paper? When was the last time you wrote your mother tongue, if you have one different from English? If you haven’t written anything in a long time, why don’t you join the challenge? Write something and post a picture. Challenge someone else. Lets all write!” 

Here is my humble Chinese writing. The top character is horse in Chinese (2014 was the horse year) and the second one is sheep (2015):

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Indah, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Travel Diary written in three languages.  PhoTrablogger, you made another awesome call–Write Now..Yes Right Now...!  Please join us.

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I’m borrowing the following quote from Seeker’s post Why Write?

  • Write because you want to communicate with yourself.

  • Write because you want to communicate with someone else.

  • Write because life is weird and tragic and amazing.

  • Write because talking is difficult.

  • Write because it polishes the heart.

  • Write because you can.

  • Write because you can’t.

  • Write because you’re trying to figure yourself out.

  • Write because you might not ever figure yourself out.

  • Write because there still aren’t enough love poems in the world.

  • Write because there is a blackbird outside of my window right now and oh my god isn’t that the best start to the day?

Source: BANANGO LIT on Dalton Day Interview

Thank you for sharing so many inspiring quotes, videos, and stories through your post, Seeker!

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