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  • A Fleeting Ripple

sun's out: no review

Pens and books laid on a picnic blanket under the sun.

Instead of your somewhat regularly scheduled stationery review today, I want to talk about something else. The weather has been above 20°C (68°F for some) for the first time in here, and it seems like it’s here to stay. Everyone is spending their days outside in the warm sun, which feels like a rare luxury.

Well, that includes me!

I couldn’t bring myself to bring a computer to a park and type away on my picnic blanket -which of course has croissants on it. Instead, I brought my gel pens to write in the books I’m reading and my fountain pens to journal a bit. I tend to sometimes be too precious with my pens, it’s not something that I consciously do, I’m careful with everything I own. Even when that hinders my enjoyment of things.

Instead, I took my pens to the park yesterday, wrote with a blindingly shimmery ink and let my pens touch grass. Fountain pens are precious to me, I will always put them back to their protective case, but a little scratch here and a tiny crack there (that doesn’t effect the writing experience) only adds character. So, write in your books and take your pens out for walks!

I think a lot of people are not so careful about their pens, and I want to be like them. I love writing with my fountain pens and if that means they might acquire a bit of wear over time, that’s okay. I think I will be spending most of today in a park, basking in the sun and writing. Maybe reading a little, I got through ¾ of my book yesterday.

Well, hopefully I’ll stop rambling now. If you’re unsure about what to do on this Sunday, and the sun is out, pack your writing supplies, reading supplies and lots of water and go to a park. Lay your blanket in half shade and half sun. Lay on your back and watch the branches sway in the breeze, the sun shining between them. Eat way too much fruit and drink homemade ice tea. Take your shoes off and wiggle your toes in the grass. Breathe in the air, because I cannot anymore from allergies. I hope everyone enjoys this wonderful Sunday!



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