The awkwardness of typing about handwriting is not lost on me as I write about writing instruments. While I have always been a fan of the written word, my fascination with fountain pens is only a few years old. I do not remember how it began, although certainly it was fueled by my penchant for anachronism. I needed almost no nudge at all to begin collecting beautiful pens that afforded excellent writing experiences. Since I write most of my first drafts longhand, I have an excuse to continue to collect them. At least that is what I tell myself.
(This entry is part of one month of gratitude.)