As I may have mentioned before, I’m a little enamored with fountain pens right now. Some time in 2020, I realized I could purchase ink samples instead of full bottles. I’ve… accumulated a few vials of ink. As the collection of vials grew, they tumbled all over each other in the little wooden box I … Continue reading Organizing ink
I took advantage of the warmish weather today and went for a mid-afternoon run. As I panted up a hill in a community nature park nearby, I saw this Charlie Brown Christmas tree all dressed up by the side of the path. It gave me a little jolt of joy. I love the thought of … Continue reading Unexpected joy
I’ve been busy at work these past weeks and have worked beyond my self-imposed boundaries. Now that Christmas is here, I feel light, and this weekend, I feel a sense of, ahhhh for the first time in a while. I’m leading a book club next week, which I’m excited about, and also, everything slows down … Continue reading Just saying hi
Do you know what you want most, deep down in your truest self? Something you’ve desired all of your life, that’s part of who you are as a person? I don’t. When I see encouragement to Follow your dreams!, Align your actions with your values!, or to Honor your true desire! rather than staying safe … Continue reading What is your deepest desire?
When I clean my fountain pens, my favorite part is when I first dip the nib in a bowl of clean water. As soon as the tip of the ink-drenched metal touches the water’s surface, swirls of color enter the pool. The coils of ink remain distinct from the clear water for long enough to … Continue reading Currents coil
My husband gave me two fountain pens for Christmas. I love them so much that I bought a third for my office. I also bought pretty inks in emerald, violet, and aqua. During quarantine, I’ve journaled each day with my pens, just as I did before quarantine. Journaling is an echo chamber, though. It’s just … Continue reading Quarantine fun: hand-written letters