Why Fountain Pen?
Post-Script: This story ended up better than expected, given how many things we purchase seem, after time has done its corrosive work, to lose their luster. I prefer to collect fountain pens, like typewriters, to use rather than merely display, and so this limits how many I might desire to own, since the opportunities I have to sit down and write by hand seem somewhat limited. That, and owning both a Lamy Safari and Pelikan, any other pen delivering equal or better writing experience would be rather much more expensive. Oh, and the ink? Parker Quink, in blue/black, of course!
Typecast image via Olivetti Lettera 22 and Fujifilm X10.
Bonus Image: Hipstamatic app on iPad 2.