As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve set aside the ball point and gone back to a fountain pen. This morning I actually remembered to throw my pen case in my briefcase.
So I opened the case just now and grabbed my Pelikan M200
(affiliate link). It wrote perfectly. No tapping the nib to get things started. No licking (yuk) the nib to loosen up dried ink. It just wrote like I’d just set it down. The last time that pen was used was January 5th.
My interest in and use of fountain pens rises and falls I’m not certain, but I think the seasons have something to do with it.
Regardless, long about Christmas time my journal shows I dumped my awesome Pelikan M200 with home-ground italic nib to pick up the venerable Fisher AG7 space pen. Both pens are reliable writers with good memories, but I think this time around the stress of the holidays made me crave the simple bombproofness of the Fisher.
But lately I keep finding myself at work wishing I’d brought my Pelikan. I would suggest maybe that spring was in the air but for the 14 inches of snow that are due to fall today.
Regardless, it’s a good sign.