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Hello. This is all rather addictive, isn't it?

 

So, like most people of my age and background (mid thirties, UK) I guess I hadn't written with a fountain pen since I finished secondary school at 16. Going to sixth form and university and discovering that not only did people not care about how you wrote, but that writing itself was optional, was somewhat revelatory. And then 20 years later, you're reduced to scrawling with ballpoints and find yourself ashamed at your handwriting.

 

Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but I'm getting married next month and we're having a humanist ceremony. As part of the ceremony, we write each other a letter expressing why we love each other, why we got together and how we make each other feel. These letters are sealed into a box with a nice bottle of wine and opened on our 5th anniversary, or sooner if we think we want to throw the towel in. A black bic ballpoint and some A4 lined paper torn from an office notepad was never going to cut it.

 

I did some research, went to a great shop and walked away with a lamy safari and some G. Lalo vergé de France paper and envelopes. And I haven't stopped writing since! But it's not enough. It just feels so good. And I can feel an addiction starting. In fact, I've already ordered a second pen.

 

That's me and that's my story, so hi. And without knowing any of you, or interacting with any of you, I feel you're all partly to blame for feeding my burgeoning addiction. Thanks!

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Welcome to the forum!

Breathe. Take one step at a time. Don't sweat the small stuff. You're not getting older, you are only moving through time. Be calm and positive.

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage.

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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Congrats in advance. welcome in FPN

I hope your marriage will last longer than the pen you gonna order...lol

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Greetings and a warm welcome ! Occasions for writing such as your lovely story can be a trigger for many to seek out a fountain pen and good paper, from there, well, anything goes.

Retired, twice. Time to do more things, writing being one.

 

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

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Welcome !

 

What kind of wine ?

I recommend a Riesling Außlese. It is a nice sweet, fruity white, that ages very well.

It would give me a reason to look forward to five years.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn.
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen:
Verweile doch, du bist so schön !

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Greetings and welcome to FPN from Islamabad, Pakistan. And congrats in advance on your marriage. Hope you enjoy your time here with us.

Khan M. Ilyas

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Welcome !

 

What kind of wine ?

I recommend a Riesling Außlese. It is a nice sweet, fruity white, that ages very well.

It would give me a reason to look forward to five years.

Probably a pinot noir I think. Which would give me more reason to look forward five years. Better yet, a scotch but I already know that'll be kiboshed 😐

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