Saturday, March 29, 2008
The Mark of a Writer
Yesterday I engaged in the laborious process (for me) of labeling gift tags for a baby shower gift using a dip pen. After completing my task, I discovered that I had a rather noticeable ink stain on my right ring finger.
I immediately thought of the scene in the 1994 movie, "Little Women," in which Professor Bhaer knows that Jo March is a writer by the inkstain on her finger. Jo has been my long-time literary "friend," and I use her name as my screen name on the Sense and Sensibility Message Forum. Ever since I first read Little Women over ten years ago, I have loved Jo -- partly because of our shared passion for writing.
So if ink smudges are a sign of literary genius, then perhaps I have the makings (or markings...) of a writer, after all!