PEN GAME PROPER: ELEMENTS OF OWNING A FINE PEN

PEN GAME PROPER: ELEMENTS OF OWNING A FINE PEN

By INVENTERY Staff

Journal Dec 29, 2016

 

1. INDULGENCE

A fine pen is a display of mind, a more serious matter — an opulent indulgence of the intellect. To own one is to reject the disposable, the non permanent, and last minute unpreparedness. A thinking man is always equipped with his writing apparatus, and his choice in tools is well considered.

 

 

2. OBJECTS

The chaos of modern life demands an appreciation for all things analog - objects and tools immune to the transient nature of digital life; an anchor, like a traveler's compass, that brings bearing to the web of the virtual and abstract. A good tool will never be obsolete.

 

 

3. OWNERSHIP

A writing tool takes a permanent place in every man’s essentials. Life experiences build character, and youth becomes a subdued rebellion. The tools that stand the test of time define your craft, for you've owned them long enough to have meaning. 

 

 

4. REFINEMENT

Write ideas on paper, indulge in scholarly rituals, seek refinement in modern life — and find comfort in the nuances of daily living, like the smell of fresh ink on paper, or the brilliant heft of a fine pen. A refined life is the life of a sophisticated man.