Meme: "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena."
Source - wiki
I'm starting a meme here every goddamn Saturday. Complete with a button, linky tools and everything. I thought, what could my meme be? Ended up basing the whole thing from one of my favourite ever cards:
We're bringing on the fresh horses every day. Life keeps going. I don't know who hands us the reins for our fresh horses .. I just know that I dig my cowboy boots into the stirrups and ride like my life depends on it. The horses that got me to that point in my life grow weary and collapse but I go on like a gladiator. So do you.
This is open to everyone. I'll just be asking you something each week, simple! You don't need to have a blog to enter, it's all-inclusive .. everybody wants to be heard and in this big internet it's easy to feel ignored. I was left-out for my entire childhood. It doesn't feel nice.
Let's do this thing!
You know what's cool? Handwriting. I remember a teacher with kind eyes teaching me how to write, at a school in Fiji when I was five years old. She drew a red wagon with an "e" in it, up to the word "can." To make "cane." Mind? BLOWN.
I went on to learn cursive and then unlearn cursive. My sisters tease me about my chicken-scratch writing, and I love it. I loved going from blue ink to black when I was still at school, turning the lined pages sideways. To this day I can't write in lined pages - too contained. I miss handwriting. You know how you get an old-school letter in the mail from an old person? SO COOL.
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
So that's it.
I would love if you can be bothered to show me your handwriting and link up below. Terrified that nobody is going to do this with me and I'll be here, lonely balls swingin' in the breeze.
Jarod and Liz Productions strike again. They only came up with the best meme button of all time, complete with code if you want to add it to your blog. No wonder their work led to a nomination for Best-Designed Weblog for this year's Bloggies.. they're over there, nonchalantly sitting next to the Bloggess. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE.
Or you can just tell me in the comments if you still believe in handwriting. Or fresh horses.
PHEW I AM EXHAUSTED. And horses don't have anything to do with handwriting. This is too much work. Great. What's a meme?