Today's Merriam-Webster word of the day is a new one for me - chirography - kye-RAH-gruh-fee. It's a noun meaning handwriting; penmanship. Before I even read the second definition, my mind went immediately to calligraphy. "How does chirography differ from calligraphy?" Then I noticed the second meaning, which is calligraphy. The main difference being that calligraphy is defined as decorative handwriting.
The art of calligraphy enjoyed renewed enthusiasm when I was in my 30's. I'd always had a passion for pens and paper so it was little wonder I jumped on the calligraphy craze and bought a beginner's set so I could learn quill skill.
I never practiced enough to get any good at calligraphy but that didn't dampen my enthusiasm for it. If I couldn't write artistically, maybe I could encourage someone else.
I don't know what happened to my calligraphy set. If I'd ever had a garage sale I might think that was the same one bought by the person I found on my Google image search.
One thing I do know for certain, looking at all those pictures of various calligraphy sets gives me the same yearning I had forty years ago - give me a pen and some paper.
Chiro - hand; graph - writing.