Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pens and Writing Things

As you can see in the picture above, I have a lot of pens. Pssst! This only scratches the surface. I LOVE PENS! I love pens in the way that some love shoes ;-) I like shoes, but I LOVE pens!

As I've been mentioned in my previous post here, I'm currently working on my first book. I have a laptop and I write on it, but I've always been able to get my words out better when I write them out by hand first. After I write things out in longhand, I type everything into my laptop. I used to think that this was just a quirk that I had, but over the years I've heard of others who write this way. And of course there are those who type directly into their computers. To me that 's what makes it interesting though. Everyone writes in their own way and it works for them.

So back to my pens...

I do have quite a collection of pens in many colors. Some get used for specific things and others share duties as I scribble away. The green one on the left is actually a pencil that my cousin sent to me. She sent me several and I'm so grateful. I never have to sharpen them and they write great.

It's interesting when I look at this picture right now and think about the fact that I've had some of those pens for years. Some came across the Atlantic Ocean with me and they're still serving me well after all this time :-)  The fifth one on the left is a fountain pen and I use it for a variety of things. This fountain pen reminds me of my dad. This isn't his pen, but he used to sit at the kitchen table and jot down notes and he always used a fountain pen. My dad was beautifully old school and he had the handwriting to match. Even as a young child I was aware that his signature was awesome. He wrote with a flourish as he signed his name. The "W" at the beginning of his name was so elegant. He was a normal hardworking man who worked with his hands as a carpenter, but those same hands wrote the most beautiful cursive W that I've ever seen :-)

Pens are one of my favorite things in this world. They've served me well as I've written short stories, essays for school, and my most revealing journal entries. It's amazing to think that our thoughts can travel to our hands and out through our pens no matter what we are writing. I think that's cool. Maybe I'm a pen geek...but I'm fine with that. Lol  ;-)

Until next time...

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