Strokes for the Character

Third from the top” is one of the topics on WordPress’ DailyPost. I thought this would be an interesting challenge in engineering change. So here goes…

The third post on the Blogs I Follow page is “來學正體中文字 | Learning Traditional Chinese Characters“.

The third sentence in that post — as you can confirm — is… “Here are the individual strokes for writing the character”

Here are the individual strokes for writing the character

Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. That character so envied by all standing tall in the mall with his swag and all.

Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. The upward curiosity followed by the downward assertion. Now wiggle wiggle wiggle. That creates some tension; to hold the rise and fall of enlightenment.

Now we are all warmed up…

Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. The same you use to interface with your day. The robotic nature with which you thoughtlessly survive on routines… strokes. The character you are known for, more so the character which knows you more than anyone else. The character upon which your guts are built and the character in whose face your guts wither. Write it.

Here are the individual strokes for writing. Upper case, lower case. My case is your case for capitals; we cannot do without each other. Ligature, Kern and Punctuation are the simple tools which — “for-mat” — lay the sheets on the mat which thoughts are carefully placed. Recognize its strokes.

Here are the individual strokes. That initial discipline given to every individual properly nurtured. Irrespective of their medium: physical, emotional or mental, they remain fundamental in your structural growth; respectively. Wether they be timeouts or time-ins, loud mouths or beatings. Scolding by “oldlings” moulding us bold. With us, the past is here.

Here are my last words. But they are also yours… in your head… in your reading… in reading this post. Try this — if you may: read the last words of the first sentence of the previous three paragraphs in reverse order.

Strokes writing character.

And truly, when we look back, that is all they have always ever done.

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