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In France they write
on squared paper
[in the schools I suppose]
and sell it in the supermarket.
Pencils and paper
in all shapes and sizes
are my secret vice,
so I could not resist
when shopping for wine
on some samples
to add to my store,
which increased exponentially,
filled every drawer.
Now I can't afford
to go abroad
so maybe I can use
more sheets of paper
and reduce the hoard.
hehe, I tend to hoard things too. Then I get annoyed because my house is tiny and in order to do anything, or get to paperwork etc I have to trawl through boxes of 'stuff'
I have now run out of bookshelf space but cannot possibly comprehend getting rid of some. 😏
Get out a bottle of wine and get writing?
I never let good advice interfere with my plans.
I sympathise. At least my house is quite big but I still need to keep myself a bit under control. Have started to give away such things as notebooks and graph paper. I never could do maths anyway and no longer need special paper for Russian script. Mind you. I still wouldn't trust myself in a paper shop even in Wales but I daren't go out anyway with the lurking virus.
I have a thing for notebooks. People buy them for me because they know I like them but they're too pretty to write in. So I also have lots of scraps of paper with writing and ideas on them I have to keep track of.
I've always enjoyed writing with pen and paper, give me a decent pen and you won't see me for hours, so I suppose you could say I'm addicted to pen and paper. Trouble is I always start off writing neatly, then as ideas come to me I have to get them down quickly.
J E Skinner
As a French imigre I am also intrigued by squared paper. I only ever had one small notebook. It was the one I used to communicate with Chore, my muse. Over the past year ir so though, i have become fascinated with the tactile nature of good paper and a fluid pen. I love the soft scratch, and the build of text on the page. I bought myself a leather journal folio in which i can replenish the paper. I use good quality Japanese paper. The difference it has made, not only to my writing, but to travel and reflection is amazing. Im worried now that i may be turning a little ‘Zen’ ...
your post has done its work. It stimulated reflection and response, always a good sign.
Hi Jim. Glad it had the right effect. I'm still ploughing through my paper stocks but at least occasionally wriing. Thanks for reading it.
I think most of my hoard are books I bought over the years but put off using. Right now lock down is making ne get on with the backlog.