A Rhodia fan recently in touch mentioned in addition to fountain pens he also uses and collects typewriters. A kindred spirit!
I love my fountain pens, but I also enjoy seeing and using my six manual typewriters from time to time. I love their fonts. I love the feeling of hitting a key and constructing a word.
I feel such a connection to my words when I write either by pen or keystroke. Each letter is so deliberate and can’t be easily erased–so unlike an iPhone text or computer keyboard. There is a romance to pens and typewriters–we have a relationship with them; they have a personality and help us to express ours as we write with them.
How does writing by a fountain pen or typewriter make you feel vs. a computer keyboard?