66: Empty Pen

Whether you are a writer for fun or for a living, or you write a lot for your work or for your study, the use of a pen is a familiar exercise. Most people use the regular ballpen, the throw-away version. The ones you get everywhere you go, from advertisers, suppliers, shop keepers, activist groups. Or you can buy them real cheap.
With the intrduction of the computer with software to write and smartfones with message programms, the use of a pen has decreased. At schools kids even get lessons on iPads in stead of in exercise books. I guess it would be possible to have a life without ever holding a pen these days. I do still use a pen because writing with a pen is still the easiest way for me. But that’s just me. To be honest, I do write more and more on the computer, like these blogs, even I use pens less than I used to. So the main reason for me to throw away a pen is when it is broken. But for my study I still write a lot, more than I thought even. Yesterday I had to throw away my pen, but not because it is broken, it was because it was empty. I started thinking about this and realized I had never emptied a pen to the full before. Old trades aren’t all taken over by technology. But maybe I am a dinosaur in that mather…

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