Variety is on Vacation06/28/2010
This probably hasn’t happened since I returned to using fountain pens some ten years ago. I’ve used the same pen with the same ink for an entire week!
One would expect frequent ink changes from an inkophile but with a new ink each time. Dang if I haven’t refilled the pen at least three times with the same ink just in the past four days. That’s unheard of around here. My other pens are as jealous as, well, any slighted rival might be.
True it is summer which begs for a simple routine and a no fuss lifestyle. Getting my regular rotation down to ten pens seemed sufficient just a couple of weeks ago. Now the lot has been winnowed to a single pen. How can this be?
Apparently variety has gone on vacation and left behind a suitable, workhorse duo to tied me over until it can return to rule over my pen rotation. I don’t know if I miss it or am relieved but with certainty this could prove to be the easiest summer on record though hopefully not the hottest.
Oh, in case you were wondering, the winner is the Pilot Namiki Falcon SF with Diamine Violet previously written about in Pen and Ink Serendipity. Others have come close, very close, like the Lamy Safari CI with Montblanc Racing Green but I continued to use other pens intermittently. The current situation is something quite different, exclusive and reminiscent of infatuation. If so, it should blow over soon. I am if nothing else fickle about such things.
Has this ever happened to you? If so, what were the offending pen and ink? Perhaps with forewarning, it will be easier to avoid another fatal attraction in the same season. No promises yet for autumn though…