Opening a thick, bright-yellow-bound, German-language book about the ancient city of Tell Halaf in his grandparents' library, Rayyane Tabet found a New Year's card addressed in a casually elegant cursive hand
to his great-grandfather.
This led to the thesis that the "Manichaean" bowl script was a cursive hand
used by Mani himself (who lived in Babylonia in the third century CE) and that it evolved into the book hand preserved in the Central Asian manuscripts.
The parishioner at the Church of the Advent in Etobicoke, Ont., pens her letters In a fine cursive hand
and can't recall a time when she wasn't active in the Anglican church--or the Church of England in Canada, as it used to be known--even when she was bringing up four children who have given her 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
(Pairs of legs, hopping to keep warm, can be seen through the basement windows.) Each client, as the patrons are called, will take a carnival ticket and sit in front of a red or green placemat adorned with snowmen, candy canes, and Bible verses scrawled in a child's cursive hand
. Our job is to serve them dinner.
"In motor skills training they know this, in educational programs where they're teaching the kids cursive hand
writing, they know this."
Each one is identical, carefully produced in beautiful cursive hand
writing; "Who's it to?