I was talking with a fountain pen friend the other day when we discovered that we both, at different times, have gotten into Marie Kondo’s organizational book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. We both responded to Kondo’s concept that you should seek to be surrounded only by the objects that bring you joy.
Coincidentally, I had just that morning been staring at a pen cup full of fountain pens, thinking, do I have too many Safaris? Ha, well, yes, of course. I had seven Safaris and Al-Stars inked in the pen cup at that moment. And that is but a fraction of the number I actually own.
But I looked at them with only satisfaction: pink and reds and apple green and black and charcoal, and a Vista, right there, filled with ink. And I thought, they make me happy. So it’s perfect.
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