I have a serious stationary problem. Actually I have two serious stationary problems.
The first is that I, for whatever reason, have a deep need to purchase stationary. I light up when I see a Staples store. I once made jewelry out of Post-It Notes, and when I cleaned out one of the junk drawers in my house I found enough perfectly functional pens to fill a 2 litre storage container. Yet, with this abundance of supply I can still be driven to distraction by losing my favourite pen, which leads me to my second stationary problem; I lost my favourite pen.
It was green. It had a flamingo on the clip and it went missing at Vancouver’s Folk Fest this weekend (just in case anyone happens to find it). I’m fairly sure I owe the loss to some sort of pen karma. I just haven’t figured out if it was my bad pen karma, or someone else’s excellent pen karma. I’m hoping for the latter, and imagining some free spirited folk musician writing lyrics I wont understand with my green, flamingo pen.
Write on folksy maestro; it’s an excellent pen.
PS. My new favourite pen is blue. It has a constellation on the pen clip. We’re still building our relationship, but it looks promising.
PPS. There is nothing like writing about a small problem to take your mind off a big problem.
PPPS. It makes me feel super dumb to say I have a big problem, when my actual problem is invisible when compared to everything I saw on the news today. Must. Find. Perspective.