My fountain pen arrived yesterday at my doorstep.
It was not what I expected. The cartridges were missing. How could this be? I soon discovered that I did not look at the fine print which features the benefits of this specific fountain pen. The cartridges were not to be found when I looked back at my order.
Serendipity had prevailed for I had been looking for a fountain pen that required ink and reluctantly ordered what I thought was a cartridge fountain pen. I was excited to see the small pump-like apparatus that had clearly been upgraded since my 6th grade fountain pen days.
Now to order the ink.
Fountain pens are perfect for cursive writing, which is making a comeback in the world of keyboards and digitalization. Research suggests (and even maintains) that cursive handwriting stimulates the brain in ways that typing cannot. Other advantages included increased writing speed (I have yet to experience this benefit as my fingers love to type), improved fine motor skills, increased retention and enhanced legibility and spelling ability. Best of all, my signature will be of higher quality!
Over the next months, I will put cursive writing to the test and report back on my findings.
I leave you with this quote to consider:
“When you die, others who think they know you, will concoct things about you… Better pick up a pen and write it yourself, for you know yourself best.” Sholom Aleichem, Russian Writer