a tiny little subplot of the larger STILL blog story is asemic writing, which means a form of writing that does not have any semantic meaning. you can’t create sounds or words from the writing, but that doesn’t imply it is meaningless. asemic writing is more like abstract art, in which both the artist and the viewer need to collaborate to create whatever meaning is there. over the years, i have turned vine tendrils, blackberry canes, ferns, and other found objects into pages of asemic writing. i think of each piece as reading from left to write, with each page conveying a mood and a personality, from stoic to playful to threatening. apparently there is an ancient text from the 15th century called the voynich manuscript that uses a writing system that no one, not even WWI and WWII codebreakers, have been able to decipher. it may be actual writing. it may be asemic. it may contain secrets that may never be found out. this is all a way of saying that you will probably be seeing more asemic writing from me in the coming weeks, and that i will be posting the six pages i have already created on instagram, if any of you are interested.