My pen, today. It’s my favorite vintage pen. I have not used it in a long while. I cleaned it several months back, put it in a case, and forgot about it. I knew I wanted to celebrate Fountain Pen Day with something special so I went to my fountain pen case, opened it up, and the choice was obvious. I forgot how much I love this pen. It will now go back into my regular rotation.
I suppose, if for nothing else, Fountain Pen Day was established to create moments like these. To remind ourselves that the writing acts we commit today can be committed just as well with centuries old technology as it can with today’s. And, a few might argue even better.