SRAOC #17 Calligraphy…

Small Rebellious Acts of Creativity (#SRAOC) is a weekly invitation to explore a word, or phrase, through whichever creative avenue, platform or modality the participant wishes. It is intended to be a philosophical or creative catalyst moreso than a straight up writing prompt.

This week’s prompt was: Calligraphy of the heart and mind.


This reminded me how much I’d like to learn proper calligraphy as well as Japanese brushstroke like Adam has a crack at while he was away.

I’ve reworked Kim Falconer’s LOA Astro Flash for today. Image is Splendour of Love and Glory by Lourry Legarde.


this doubtful faith
strange as neighbours
an estrangement of familiarity
from man’s capacity to be a vessel
for the divine, this leaking jar of clay
drawing forth from Jacob’s well
waiting for the overflow of continuous water
flooded from the spring to feed the source
and provide grace for this Judas


I’ve always had a passionate connection between love and ideas when putting the pen to parchment. It’s a magical thing to see my thoughts, pushed through the pen with love, materialize on the page.

I have several fountain pens that I have collected through the years – various nib sizes for different writing occasions. Each one serves a unique purpose. The fine nib – filled exclusively with purple ink – is for carefully composed thoughts. The medium nib – filled with a blend of blues and reds – is my madman writer, lines composed wildly and with no inhibition. The bold nib – filled exclusively with a blend of blacks and blues – is for invitations and notecard expressions to friends and loved ones.

Ink spilled on to the page is just about the most authentic connection my heart and mind can make with the world eternal. It is deeply meditative, spiritual, and revealing.


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