seeing more pens in one place than you’ve ever seen before.
For visiting favorite vendors.
For adding to your already healthy stash of ink and pocket notebooks.
For meeting the very nice guys who make those notebooks.
For finding the pen that calls your name…
and meeting the man who made that pen…
AND the man who made the material for that pen.
For having a little nib work done.
For helping a friend at home get started with this fountain pen
For testing the patience of your “not really into pens” husband.
(In all honesty, he did very well. Better than I do at car shows, where I’m “over it” after an hour or two. When we got home Sunday night, he did say, “Well…I think I’ve seen enough pens to last me a few years.” Fair enough.)
For saying a few words of thanks to the people who inspire you.
[Michelle, me (looking goofy), Karen, Phil, Tracy, Ashley, and Ira. So many more not pictured.]
[My pen show buddy, Joe Lebo]
The pens, paper, notebooks, and ink are all great, but there’s so much more.
There’s sharing and hugs and laughter. There’s friendship. There’s love.
There really is nothing like a pen show.