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I have always had a fascination with old typewriters and letter presses. I love the way ink and paper smells and the tactile nature of old fashioned printing. So ever since I was little girl I find myself in the stationary section of stores or wandering into pen shops, running my fingers along the pencils and stroking the stacks of paper and notepads. Clean paper and undisturbed nips, just waiting to write and create, standing in tidy rows tickle my inner muse and I long to own them.
This may seem a little odd to some but to me that is were one of my happy places is – along side ink, pens and pencils and all types of paper. Maybe it is the promise of an untold story or the secrets of unwritten words that I so love – but for whatever reason somewhere hidden in the alphabet of letters is where I find my joy.
I found a lovely set of letter stamps when we cleared my parents house, grubby and grimy, wrapped in a rag and stored in a cut down oil tin, I’m three letters short of an alphabet!
that sounds like a new way of saying someone is stupid – hey you’re three letters short of an alphabet … – what letters are missing? and I hope you have them on display somewhere
Andrew Seal said:
Great post. I wish I still had my old Olivetti typewriter. I miss it.
At least you had one at some point