I’ve received a recent question pertaining to Tuesday’s blog post in which I wrote about my husband cooking me a dinner of loose meat sandwiches. The question surrounded the relevance of that post to Rhodia and its fine writing products, so I have decided to elaborate and see if I can explain how my brain made the connection.
I am a person who frequently writes about things I remember from my childhood. I even have one dedicated journal specifically called “My Book of Lists” which includes favorite meals my Mom used to cook, toys I enjoyed playing with, names of childhood friends…
Like many others, I occasionally wax nostalgic for what can sometimes be referred to as “simpler” times- when it was commonplace for people to write on paper with a pencil and smartphones didn’t yet exist along with all of today’s modern distractions. For me, when I touch upon something from my past, (in this case a food product,) it’s like a portal opens up and a flood of memories come pouring through, providing inspiration and insight to fill a dozen new journal pages with those memories. By posting moments like this to Rhodia Drive, I hope to encourage our readers to reflect and also write about things remembered.
Rhodia itself, a brand born in the early 1930′s, is loved not only for it’s quality, but also for the sense of nostalgia it evokes. People today can live almost completely paperless if they choose- and we are most grateful for those who continue to seek the tactile pleasure of putting pen to our paper.