Pelikan M205 Translucent Blue Italic Nib Birthday Present
~ As a half dozen Pelikans settled into a nest on my writing desk in 2019, up from two before that, I'd supposed that there'd be no more Pelikans this year.
How wrong I was! Late this evening a package from overseas reached me with several birthday gifts from former students now working in the United States.
Although my 4 November birthday is a bit more than one week away, receiving gifts carefully selected by those who I've known well for years was a great pleasure.
Two 2019 novels (one by my friend, Jack McDevitt, and one by Donna Leon) and a bottle of Montblanc The Beatles Psychedelic Purple ink were in the package.
As if that weren't already more than enough, a bubble-wrapped package contained the outer box of a fountain pen.
It was a Pelikan M205 Translucent Blue Demonstrator with an Italic (I) nib in the original presentation box in superb condition.
I was gobsmacked, bowled over, flabbergasted and completely moved. Such a thoughtful gift for their old instructor showing their kind hearts.
Remarkably, not twelve hours before, I'd acquired a Sailor Shikioro Hisakata Uchimizu F nib, which is also a shade of translucent blue.
Inked with the gift Psychedelic Purple ink, the I nib writes crisply with extraordinary feedback, unlike almost any other nib on my writing desk.
A gift like this has more meaning because of the care the givers used in selecting something which they felt that I'd appreciate.
Working as a university instructor has its challenges, but it also is amply larded with blessings, many of them wholly unexpected.
BLU IM PELIKAN 205 TRANSLUC
Outer Box in Blue
Inner Box and Guarantee Booklet
Within the Presentation Box
Pelikan M205 Translucent Blue Italic Nib
Barrel and Cap
Pelikan Italic Nib
Writing Tool in Blue