I have very few recollections of writing as a child. That may have been because my first lessons, at the age of 6, were fraught with anxiety as I had to learn the English language the same time.

As I grew, my focus was always on correct spelling and grammar rather than on my style. Only at 16, did I begin to enjoy it, finding a propensity for writing stories. At this time, I endeavoured only to make my handwriting fairly neat, but not overly so.

By the time I’d graduated as a dentist my handwriting had begun to deteriorate. And now it’s atrocious! Thank goodness for technology – is all I can say.
(But at least I learned the language!๐Ÿ˜Š)

throwing up letters
amongst star-studded skies
unfolding dreams

ยฉVivian Zems

It’s dVerse Haibun Monday and Kim has tasked us with the following :ย How did you learn to write? How has your handwriting changed over the years? ย All you have to do is write no more than three tight paragraphs about communication through pen or pencil and paper, followed by a traditional Haiku that includes reference to a season.