I want to see the mess and the tears and the bags under the eyes. I want to see the piles of homework and the stack of books that will never actually get read. I want to see people laughing because life is so hectic that sometimes that's the only option. Because that's where I'm at right now, and I really wouldn't mind some company.
These diversions are relatively simple to implement in everyday life; allowing the mind to wander a bit, or rest on a repetitive task-at-hand, only require minutes of our day. Perhaps the greatest thing about handwriting is that the very act of doing it forces you to focus on what's important. It is, in essence, a moment of mindfulness.
We need signs. They are all around us. But signwriting is a dying trade. There are only a few traditional signwriters left in the UK and few seem keen to take their place. The idea, held by some, that this is a skill which should be reserved for barges and funfairs is ridiculous, and ignores the fact that beautifully crafted signs can only be a positive thing for any business.
NEW YORK -- Standing in the grand entrance hall of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday, Navina Haidar shuffled between nervousness and glee ...