Ink.

John Barth wrote a memoir-type book in which he loses a fountain pen. Much of the story is dedicated to that pen; needing to emulate (I want to be John Barth, too), I asked for and received as gift a Levenger refillable fountain pen.

it took time to adjust to its weight and level of sparkle, but as with a pair of shoes, it was soon worn and familiar and always on for adventures. Beautiful in its sustainability also.

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