Pens on paperby Sue Meyn on 09/07/10
This morning I started a new journal. My last journal took me from late March until now, and as I reviewed it I found lots of emotional expressions within it that displayed the transition that has been going on for me. That's a topic for another time.
My real thrill in starting this new journal was that I also bought myself a set of new colored pens. These are all gel pens with yummy dark colors that span the color wheel. I started with a deep red---almost looked like blood, and ended in a cheery pink. Hmm...don't want to analyze that. Rather, I just want to remember the fun of picking the colors and then feeling the pen as it rolled across the paper.
Someone who doesn't like journaling would simply think I was nuts if they read that writing in colored ink made me feel good---or rather that just feeling the pen on paper made me feel good. But truth is it does. I take a deep breath, feel more grounded more confident, and open myself to see what else might show up there.
Colored pens---and all the new pencils and markers that show up at the beginning of the school year...just make me happy.
Find some colored pens yourself---and enjoy the different moods that are expressed as you write.