ink and letters

calligraphy practise

The New Year was very, very quiet — though that’s hardly a surprise, given my current life situation and the fact that the weather remains miserable; it’s very difficult to throw a party in the pouring rain! I watched the clock tick over, performed my usual rituals, and then it was just another day. Perhaps that’s a little sad, but at least it isn’t stressful. I do hope 2022 is a much better year — for everyone, everywhere — than its predecessor was, though…

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, largely because I find myself incredibly dispirited a fortnight after they inevitably fizzle into wishful thinking, but there are some things I would like to gently make a habit of this year, if I can. Practising my calligraphy is one of them, and a much-needed break from working on the computer. I have so many online projects that have deadlines (some self-imposed, admittedly!), and while I don’t want to put any of them on the backburner, it’s nice to simply look away from the monitor and indulge in having inkstained fingers for a little while.

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