Pens are very important to me. The right pen makes all the difference. I need a thick, deep, black line. It has to feel right. It has to move across the page with just the right balance of resistance and fluidity.
I've also decided that there's no need to settle for a sub-standard pen. Even when jotting down phone messages I like to use a pen that I enjoy writing with.
Yesterday I discovered that I have run out of my favourite pens. How did I let that happen? Anyway, I tried to buy some more today and couldn't find any. Disaster.
I'm being quite open minded about it. I don't want my sanity to be in the hands of a pen manufacturer who could, at any point, stop manufacturing my favourite pen. So I'm trying to be flexible. I'm trying other pens. So far nothing has hit the spot.
I have a decent interim pen, but I'm going to have to find a new supply soon. And when I do, I'll really stock up.
Otherwise I'll have to start using a sword and, let's face it, swords just aren't as mighty.