tiny writing


This poor guy.

He’s trying to write the Declaration of Indepence on a tiny scroll.

He’ll never do it! His writing is too large. It’s like when your kid wants to write Happy Birthday on a piece of paper and he or she starts out with big letters and they get smaller and smaller across the page until the kid is writing sideways to fit it all in.


When I was young, I heard about writing on the head of a pin. The pointy part, I assumed. Also about angels standing on the head of a pin.

What I wanted was the Holy Bible written there. When I got older, I knew a guy who knew a guy. This guy had equipment. He showed it to me. He did the job for me. I carry the pin wrapped in kleenex next to my heart.

I can’t read it because that would take more equipment, but I never read it anyway.


161 words

Photo by Goroyboy

14 Responses

  1. I’d treasure it too. The bible on the head of a pin would be miraculous. I related to the happy birthday – have to admit mine still has a tendency to the big into sideways. Nice piece.

  2. Lovely read – reminds me of people who write on rice grains.

  3. Nicely done. Loved the comparison with children writing birthday messages.

  4. You might want to Google “tefillin.” Observant Jewish men during prayer wear sort of “boxes” wrapped around their head and (typically) left arm with leather straps. Inside each box is a tiny scroll with a portion of the Torah written in Hebrew. This is done to fulfill the commandment in Deuteronomy 6:8.

  5. “I knew a guy who knew a guy.” LOL! Great story!

  6. As child, I have seen tiny scriptures, mostly holy ones, written on small sheets of paper, in the museums. I used to wonder about the person who might have written it. I wish I knew a guy who knew the guy!
    Good one.

  7. Your last sentence still has be laughing – a day later.

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