Posted 03 June 2016 - 15:31
Thank you for sharing your story and being vulnerable here with us on FPN. I'm sure there are many of us here who have turned to fountain pens, inks, and journals because of difficult times in our lives. I know that I bought an Aurora Optima the day I heard that my mother had stage 4 lung cancer, and I still go to FPN when life's troubles become overwhelming.
I think you need to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your wife and if a MB149 does the trick, why not. Isn't it relatively insignificant in the face of what you two are going through? As humans, we need to find solace where we can.
I would like to share with you a book that has been enormously helpful to me. It's Pema Chödrön's "When Things Fall Apart." It takes a Tibetan Buddhist approach to pain and suffering, and no matter what your religion is, I find it is completely practical and honest about facing the challenges of life altering events.
Be in touch.
"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."
– Lin Yu-T'ang