Playing football after the class with my classmates is my favorite hobby.
If I have time, I like riding the friendly pony.
Reading ten thousand books is like traveling ten thousand miles.

The Wonderful World of Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a kind of traditional art in China with great aesthetic value. I have practiced calligraphy at about ten years. When I was a child, my mother took me to the calligraphy training class, but I did not want to go, because calligraphy is too difficult for a naughty boy. So almost every lesson, I spilled the ink on the ground, or make my clothes and face in a mess. But three or five years later, I gradually fell in love with calligraphy.

When I am tired of learning, or when I am upset, I will take out paper, unfold, pave, grind slowly, add water, rub brush, and then write. I concentrate on it, my heart is calm as the lake surface. All distress, confusion and sorrow as if be separated from the world, everything in the world does not seem to exist, only the world between black and white handwriting.

Calligraphy is known as: silent poems, dance without action; no color paintings, silent music and so on. There are so many knowledges in writing, stroke, dot, and structure: take brush with the empty palm and five fingers work together; the center of brush-writing lays out the slightest points; the dotting is deliberate and precise; the structure corresponds to each other in a peaceful manner; the distribution is intricate, the density is appropriate, the emptiness and reality are intertwined, and the whole chapter is coherent and so on. Every action is so calm and orderly.

The process of practicing makes me understand a lot of life truth. The structural arrangement and overall layout of calligraphy enhance me to form the overall vision and systematic thinking method. The treatment of thick, light, dry and wet writing makes me thinking dialectically and complicated. Calligraphy helps me form the concept of integrity, steady, clam, orderly, flexible, and change.