palm-of-the-hand story (10.09.17)

My grandfather had had only one hobby: Japanese calligraphy. As I grew from a child to a teenager to an adult, I had had varied attitudes about this accountant who would spend seemingly all his spare time practicing Shodo with that antique fountain pen. Yet I found an elegant solace in that he had left his sketch pad opened to a blank page and that fountain pen laid across it, I know, with a singular precision.

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Inspired by this week’s Three Line Tale photo prompt #88 on Only 100 Word’s blog.

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palm-of-the-hand story (10.09.17)

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