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“I was caned for my penmanship, more than once. I lived in fear of essays with smudges. I used to spill vast blots of ink, all the time. I really grew to like Robert Motherwell because of it. And I remember how on my thin white cotton shirts, all the pockets were endlessly stained with bright blue blossoms.”

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source: “Better Penmanship, Less Pain,” by David Colman, The New York Times, February 4, 2011.

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