Regina Coyula is one of the newest bloggers to make an appearance. Her blog Mala Letra (Bad Handwriting) started last November, with a very simple and beautiful hand-made logo, and, immediately, the frankness and spontaneity of her writing have captured many readers, among whom, though somewhat embarrassingly late, I am now included.
I confess that I often allow myself to be carried away by the stifling activities that the mundane and my complicated situation impose on me, a mixture of the independent-professional and the familial-domestic, functions that bring me equally great satisfaction and leave me in the strongest shackles. In fact, because I am always so clueless, I only found out Mala Letra existed after it had been online for several weeks. But in either case, the truth is that I allowed two months to pass before facing the enigma of a blog that successfully manages to overcome the cold solitude of a web encounter.
I am not going to apologize to Regina Coyula (in the final analysis, I was the one who was missing out), so I want to thank her instead. Thanks for the intelligent, sensitive and funny spark of her posts and for the unequaled power of her anecdotes, thanks for being in a place where so many can enjoy her creativity and learn from her. And finally, thanks for having chosen this virtual crafts fair of writers of the Island’s alternative blogosphere – the one not requiring “permission” or special lists – to generously reward us with the fresh novelty of her good handwriting.
Illustration: The banner from Regina’s Blog