On Buying Stationery
New pen, such promise.
Who knows what words hide inside.
Write and break the spell.
Oh I do love buying new stationery. The tiny thrill of a lovely pen or an empty pad of paper. They both hold such promise. Almost seems a shame to ruin it by writing something. I have just discovered Gelly Roll pens. Brilliant colours, smooth writing and thick lines – maybe this wonderful new pen of pinky ink will be what inspires me to write that amazing poem or the elusive first line of that first chapter of that first novel… most likely it will be a shopping list or a reminder but in that moment before the first word is written, before that spell is broken, anything is still possible…