In these modern times, I find myself writing things down less and less. I’ve replaced my notebooks and notepads with GMail drafts, and "to jot" is a verb that has been nearly removed from my vocabulary entirely. That’s why, perhaps, it’s so fascinating to see the handwriting of others online — especially celebrities. You can tell a lot from a person’s penmanship; chicken scratches indicate an erratic personality, and careful lettering reveals, perhaps, an obsessive nature. And which cold, distant, weirdo celebrity might benefit from a handwriting analysis more? Indie chanteuse Lana Del Rey, of course.
New York magazine’s gallery of the best and worst of March fashion magazines features Ms. Del Rey’s spread in British Vogue. She looks mighty pretty! The photo comes with a bonus message from Lana herself, revealing her precious, childlike script:
Awwww, LOL right back at you, Lana! Looking at those letters (and those kisses and that heart, which apparently has a glare on it, somehow?), what can we learn from Del Rey’s personality? Well, according to one of your mom’s favorite website, Real Simple, we can gather the following:
- The slight slant of the script to the right indicates that Del Rey is "open to the world…and like[s] to socialize with other people."
- The large letters show she has a "big personality" and likes the limelight.
- Those (very) open, loopy Ls and Es mean she is very spontaneous and open-minded.
Hmm, she wasn’t born to die after all! But my very limited qualifications as a handwriting analyst, which is entirely based upon my memory of passing notes with my female classmates in fourth grade, tells me that Lana Del Rey has the brain of a ten-year-old.
(Hat tip to Maureen O’Connor)