I may have mentioned before that I have more than a few bottles of fountain pen ink. The actual number is either “too many” or “nuts.” I’m a lot faster at accumulating new inks than finishing them.
But I do go through them eventually. In the last week I finished one bottle of Waterman Serenity Blue and one of J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier.
That’s partially a good feeling: I’m whittling down the numbers of bottles. But there’s wistfulness, too. Because I’m not going to replace the Rouge Caroubier right away. Even though it is a beautiful, well-behaved ink, from one of my favorite brands. Even though I really like it.
Because the truth is, I still have … oh, what’s that unpleasant expression people use? Oh yes: “enough.” I still have enough ink.
But what a beautiful color.