One of my favorite things is to write with my hands around a pen and hear it scrape across the paper. Even gel pens have a sound.
I can’t imagine dipping into an inkwell just as the younger generations can’t imagine hours of practicing cursive. I am glad my kids were exposed to cursive handwriting before it stopped being taught in schools. It will become a lost art just as pretty journals and day planners become an extension of one’s creativity and more like a hobby.
It’s the pull and push of life. The friction and the smooth release. The tension and the languid exhale.