Sunday, July 09, 2006

Love affair with fountain pens

Then came seventh standard, when I persuaded my father to buy me a Hero pen. The fancy nib was attractive, and hero pens were the trend in class. "What number do you have?" we asked each other the model numbers of our hero pens. I had a `442', and loved it. When I lost my pen, I went around shops searching for a 442, and never bought a different model. This was the time I heard about Parker, but never dreamt of getting one; the price was more than three or four times as that of a hero. This `hero worship' continued till the end of school.

That's from Vishnu's wonderful new blog at the same old URL [In case you are curious, here's an explanation of sorts].