As a kid I was possessive about my stationery and books. I took great efforts in choosing a pen and a right pouch for housing all my stationery. My brother wasn’t keen about pens while I was extremely choosy and possessive about it. I have tried every pen and pencil that came out in the market. A beautiful pouch with at least two extra pens,pencils and erasers. That was me.
When I was studying in Ahmadabad, I cultivated a new habit. Well,picked it from one of my close friends I made in the new city. She was equally fascinated by pens, so she started this ritual of an inaugural ceremony of the new pens we purchased. Only note books of our favorite subjects saw the inaugural ceremony. Sometimes I would let her inaugurate my pen by letting her use the brand new pen first on her book. Well, I thought self-inaugural wasn’t a good thing always. Ah, childhood.
I had a pen for regular use, one if I someone wanted to borrow, one back-up pen and so on. Well, I still have those glitter pens.Then I fell in love with pen pencils. What a craze that was. I have tried every one of them. Pen pencils have become stylish now and they call it mechanical pencils. I still prefer pen-pencils though.
My friends called me the stationery shop. I was indifferent to any nick names or comments because my love for good pens and other necessities was as important as breathing.
The most cherished thing and which I will continue to cherish is my set of stationery. I have a Trimax pen, a Mitsubishi uniball and my Faber Castel pen pencil from the past eight years. They are a little photo shy and they aren’t photogenic any more too.
They accompanied me when I was alone. They know all the secrets for my word flowed from their ink to the diary. Thank you my faithful friends for being there and continuing to support me!
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ooooh – that’s a good one. Stationery is a great love of mine too.
Ha! School days! I am sure we all had our fav pencils and sharpeners those days.Nice post Ramya!
Hehe so cute inauguration of pen.
This reminded me pfmy childhood …well I am like that even now :p
Wow! Great to hear that you still have all those pens with you.. defines pure love! 🙂
That’s a very different something to cherish. I too always kept a special pen to lend, another one for backup and so on. I have a favourite pen that I use for daily writing too. Loved your crazy obsession 😀
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I love these things. I’m over 60 and there is still nothing that compares to the feeling of a new pen 🙂
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Ha ha..Thats my daughters..they love stationery and whenever they see a stationery shop..they love to explore it..but agree with you that even if technology has replaced everything ..the joy of writing with a pen is still missing 🙂
So much love for such an inanimate thing one might say but only the discerning know the joy of owning or possessing brand new stationery. Be it the smell of new notebooks or text book nothing brings so much nostalgia.
I Share your views and liked the article. I love carrying mechanical pencil or like you called pen pencil.
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