They are everywhere in many homes. People bring them home accidentally from their places of work. They might receive them as promotional gifts from businesses and friends.
A typical “junk drawer” might have a dozen or more. A few collectors might have a real fancy fountain pen that writes brilliantly, Something more classy and refined than an inexpensive but effective Bic Rollerball.
Pens are always within reach. It’s a reminder that one can write something anywhere. There are pens in almost every single room of the house I live in. There used to be notebooks everywhere. Those are fewer and far between and may require a longer journey to get one.
With smartphone technology becoming more user-friendly, we tend to embrace easier ways of doing things. This is a natural and fine part of how the world evolves. Sometimes I will get an idea and need to dictate it into the phone with voice recognition or tap out a quick note. My preference is still to keep it on paper and have it in a real physical documented form. Something to be developed or transposed later.
Have pens in lots of rooms if you must. It’s a great excuse for never missing the chance to write something.
This post was previously published on Dann Alexander and is republished here with permission from the author.
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