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A maroon pen dipped in Nostalgia

Updated on May 12, 2015
Colorful pens to make the journey of life more colorful....yet I miss my special pen:-(
Colorful pens to make the journey of life more colorful....yet I miss my special pen:-( | Source

“The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world.”

— ― Anthony Liccione
Pencils and pens....way to go ahead :-)
Pencils and pens....way to go ahead :-) | Source

Truest in every sense that I feel when I remember my first pen. A maroon mighty pen with so much promises as to change the entire World, if only time would have stopped for ever then and there. What a World winning feel that was to grip the first pen in my then little hand!!

This is pure nostalgia; I still remember the day my father had presented me with my first PEN…!!!! To be ingenuous …I felt like a rich princess. We started our writing voyage with slender chalk pencils that we got to scribe on black slates. Then we promoted to pencils from second standard. The grey pencil marks and inscriptions still make me feel gloomy though I do not understand the reason. It was a fine Sunny day that I was gifted with my first pen by my father when I was promoted to third standard. I particularly remember that was a Sunny day as I was elated with the brighter prospect of writing ahead than with the grey pencils. It was kind of bright experience for me and that particular day had really suited my beliefs to the ultimatum.

“Let your heart dance with pen and paper

Now fill the paper with dancing letters.”

— ― Debasish Mridha
Uhhh so many pens and so many things to tell:-)
Uhhh so many pens and so many things to tell:-) | Source

Absolutely truth, it was in my case. With almost a dancing heart I started my journey with that mighty Maroon pen. I was very excited. I can still remember that, I had looked out of the window near my study table and stared outside to the bright morning piece of sky for a long time as I was thinking what to write with my first PEN for the first time. Then I decided to write my name…..what best it could have been to start with? It was a memorable incident in my life……though may be many of you are thinking what so big and exciting thing about it…..right? Many small bits and pieces of life makes one grows. The trip towards the PEN was also a keen wait for kind of growth at that point of time for me. I had been waiting for the moment to hold a PEN in my hand like all other grown up persons around me. I had been reading and heard many a times the phrase that “the pen is mightier then the sword” and I had felt like a real fighter princess holding the PEN in my hand. I was almost prepared to succeed the encounters of words in life and dreamt of becoming a big writer with greater substance. These feelings might have crossed many minds and it may be other way round; this subject may sound really very insignificant for so many persons. But to my personal part that was one very fond moment of my early life.

You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.

— Paul Simon
Colors sparkling to pen many dreams ahead.....
Colors sparkling to pen many dreams ahead..... | Source

The special Pen was a bright maroon color ‘wing chang’ pen with a golden color cover where it was inscribed as ‘made in China’ with which I dreamt about winning the world ahead. That is still the most elegant pen for me and will be always, while to my utmost grief I had lost it during the journey of life. It had been always the greatest loss for me. Still I remember the sad day when I discovered that I am no longer the proud owner of my beloved pen and it was after my Class X boards exam. I had felt at a loss, totally heart broken when I discovered that I had misplaced it. But then I decided to write an obituary for my beloved and most adored PEN. It had a hooded nib and squeeze ink filler. Still the feel of the special texture in my hand of that exclusive maroon pen is very much in attendance. From the quill and ink pot to the different forms of ink pen with different techniques, the journey of pens since the inception is very interesting. Now also many persons with greater monetary power believe that signing any document of value with a very antique or costly branded pen matters a lot. There are many different types of pens like fountain pen, ball point pen, roller ball pen, marker pen, gel pen etc. Some people have a great hobby of collecting pens of high brands. Few very costly brands of pens are mentioned bellow:

“You’ll drown in my love story, if I ever write it using a fountain pen.”

— ― Jarod Kintz
Pen in my hand and time rolls by
Pen in my hand and time rolls by | Source

The middle finger of my right hand still has the slight shady stain which had been made by that pen during many wakeful nights for the plentiful preparations, never-ending practices of calculations and my other school subject matters. In actuality my right hand index finger and middle finger had taken a slight different form for my continuous writing habits although can be seen after a very minute observation only. That particular pen was my recurrent company in the preparation to grow in this world for life ahead.

It is the pen which dreams.

— – Gaston Bachelard
Many books and pens to prepare us to grow in times....
Many books and pens to prepare us to grow in times.... | Source

Now I can really recollect in vivid nostalgia that it was a pure love affair for me to the maroon pen. And thus I started my writing drive first in my native language at a very tender age when I was in my fourth standard. Of course that was a poetry lost in the process of aging and growing up mind. And yes the many images I used to adorn my back pages of every notebook. I used to draw pictures mainly of girl faces. That was time slowly I was nurturing my love for reading and writing. Writing with that maroon pen was joy for me in those childhood days. The pristine smooth strokes and the expressions in words with a jovial freedom was my liberation for the soul that time.

One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of ones flesh in the ink-pot each time one dips one's pen.

— – Leo Tolstoy
Pens to prepare for our lifev ahead always....
Pens to prepare for our lifev ahead always.... | Source

My handwriting was not good though as I was more inclined to express my thoughts. I was always after speed to express. It felt as if I was always in short of time and I had to tell so many things. Some times to be honest I did not understand my own writings. I was very fast in taking notes in my classes. I still remember taking many extra pages to complete my exam answer sheets as I always used to write too fast. The cleanliness and the presentation were always important in every exam I took in my growing up days. Very particularly we used to remember our friend’s hand writings. It used to be quite a thrill to receive those hand written letters from our many friends who used to stay in different towns.

“sometimes i am not sure.

if i am

writing the poem

or the poem

is writing me.”

— ― Sanober Khan
PENsssssss all the way ....but where is my sweetest one????
PENsssssss all the way ....but where is my sweetest one???? | Source

I presented same kind of ‘wing chang maroon pen’ to my son to repeat the gallantry. To my utter happiness I have found that kind of same pen to gift to my son. But though I can’t blame time, my son was never interested to celebrate that pen and lost it with time. The ink pot is still lying somewhere in the store area all covered with thick dust to my dismay. But I do not force anything on anybody. The natural succession of things and emotion is what I look for and thus I can’t make my son to feel the happiness with small things like this. Time has changed and changed so much. Now this Gen Z is happier with gadgets and many other different things than us. Even I am more used to laptop keyboard, mobile keypad than a pen to be honest. The creative process has undergone a sea change indeed. But I am happy to see at least my son enjoy expressing through writing and reading books. That is one very precious thing for me, touchwood!!

To hold a pen is to be at war.

— – Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Pens and modern day ways to write :-)
Pens and modern day ways to write :-) | Source

To express with pure freedom is the blessing if one has the capacity to feel it within. It depends on the wish although and the idea varies from person to person. For a naysayer about writing skill, the pen or papers do not seize any value. But I still crave eternally to feel the grip of the pen between my fingers and scribe many emotions to fill the blank pages. Yes I still miss the pen very much. No matter, to write in a laptop is much easier than to write on papers with a pen. To edit is a total new exercise to write the same thing with new way may be with differed words. But the natural trend and the process with the feel of satisfaction one can draw is what will completely lack in case of the way we now write in systems. Nevertheless the hand written charisma will always be lost with the advent of many gadgets with time.

In the folds of my gossamer nostalgia that ‘maroon wing chung pen’ holds an exceptional place always and I miss it very much. With many loving memory I remember it to be the source of outlet to let flow different emotions of pieces of happiness and sadness equally. Goodbye my buddy, of many lonely hours to make life richer with your kind presence, miss you really ‘maroon wing chung pen’.

The pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen. Make it an inspiring story.

— Melchor Lim

PS - my pen …with love

Let me write to you….

O’ the sweet pen of my heart

And I do miss you

The times we passed

The touch I sensed

Dear, I remember it all

But we are lost

In the rush called life

In this hush called time

Blame me once more….

For not being me

I could not preserve

Being me with you

And blame me for that

Lost in the orbit uncanny

Stranger to me

Yes I am!!!!

In the folds of a hush called time

If only for once…

I can rewind life….but alas!

You are gone…!!!!!

Oh yeah I knew the day you slipped away my sweet pen i knew it never gonna be same again.....and yes i miss you:-(

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    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dearest Deb, many thanks for your comment here. Glad that you have liked this one....Looking forward indeed, my friend.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I do recall the days of handwriting, well, mostly printing, as that was natural for me. Then came the typewriter, and now the computer. Life has evolved in such a way, but I still "pen" my thoughts as they come. I shall never stop. Thanks for the reminder of the old days, and watch me continue in a new light, too.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Frank,

      Many thanks for your time here. You too make me nervous when I come to know that YOU have gone through mainly my prose things to be honest, very much like my other friend RQ as I have just put it above. You write so well and I am just learning things. Thank you so much for your precious time and comment here.

      Many thanks for the kind wishes, it very much applies as you might have noticed that all photo credits in this hub are toward my son who helped me putting up this hub together.

      Take care and hope you enjoying a nice weekend.


    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      R Q,

      Hey friends, your comment actually made my day. You know to be honest I was bit scared to read through, kind of ...well how do I put it together...I am a fan of your works which are of soooo high level and it feels nervous to know that you have gone through mine. Thank you tons indeed for stopping by to read throughout and taking your precious time off to leave behind your valuable comment here.

      By saying that your works are of high standard I do not mean to say that other hubber's works are of lesser level or kind of that, no offence intended. But actually RQ, your style of language to portray as well as express things always leave me awestruck. Its wonderful to know that you use pens to put thoughts into papers. And you seem to have a collection as well, great really!!! Yeah I really agree with you here, simplest of things make life worth living more than actually some high end possessions which might have been owned with much cost involvements. And to know to value such simplicity can make life happy in a divine and natural ways.

      Thank you for loving Avril Lavigne....I wish you are enjoying your weekend as well.

      Many prayers your way always....!!


    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      favorite pen helps jot down a perfect letter, hub, note, poem.. what a wonderful hub.. and if it at all applies... Happy Mother's day :)

    • Romeos Quill profile image

      Romeos Quill 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Some enjoyable quotes you've collated here Deergha and interesting to read your expressive story and poetry this morning.

      Your Hubs always make one think about the little things in life, which seem to stitch the greater tapestry together with something as simplistic as a humble, maroon pen.

      Most of my work was written by pens pilfered from the high-street bank lol! Have had some expensive ones but can't seem to get on with them.

      To be able to channel a world that folk would like to abide in, albeit, just for a short time, through something as simple as a glorified reed can be an exciting challenge and find that, although it is not one of life's essentials, it is distinctly one of those things which make life worth living.

      Love Avril Lavigne - especially her earlier songs.

      Enjoy a lovely weekend;


    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Many thanks @ Manatita, my brother to always guide me through and your words inspire me to no end.

      Brother, I am just trying my hand here yet a long way to go. Never the less I am very happy that you have liked this one. It means a lot sure.

      You know honestly speaking I am comfortable more and love to express through poems. But yes now trying to come out of my comfort zone and learning to write on different aspects of life. And when you all are supporting me here, I wish you know how much important it is for me. I feel like stepping ahead and write more actually.

      Writing is always a biggest dream for me. Though I was apprehensive to express through prose. But slowly the comments I am receiving from my friends here is making me grow in confidence. So whatever I write and whenever I write excluding poems - the credit of everything goes well to all you out there here in HP Town. Poems are something i kept scribing since childhood as you know now LOL.

      Thank you once again for the wishes on this occasion of mother's day. Still trying to be a good mother and it will be a never ending process with the faster growth of my son, actually trying to catch up ha ha ha.

      Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

      Take care and God bless you always

      Peace and love ....always brother.


    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dearest Theresa ( Faith )

      Heartfelt thanks for you managed your so precious time to be here and comment. All your votes and shares are always much appreciated.

      Glad really for understanding me bit by bit. Being afar and knowing another friend through our beloved HP Town here is so much precious. Some times we do not tend to know people who are around us and instead we seem to relate with persons across the oceans whom we never met through words and net. That's awesome and one advantage of modern technology we got to be thankful about.

      Hope you are quite enjoying your weekend with all your agendas. Take care and stay blessed my friend.



    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear Ann,

      Many thanks for you flew to this side of my world here to leave your valuable words. You have very aptly pointed out about the therapeutic quality of calligraphy as well as the relation of hand writing and character study. The job applications in handwritten format is a well known fact and thus you very nicely pointed out the value of good hand writing. Thank you my friend for adding precious points to my work.

      Though I got a similar pen for my son but unfortunately he could not feel the same emotion and weightage for the pen and thus he again lost it. This is the difference between the thinking process and I do not force things on him rather I opt for a spontaneous likings for things in him. Anyways thus it goes.

      Thanks for your value added comment here once again.

      Hope you are happy and fine . Wish a nice weekend ahead.

      Take care and God bless you always


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      3 years ago from london

      A different take here, Deergha, and a nice one too. I really don't remember all these years and so hats of to you.

      You succeeded though, as you became an awesome poet and a promising writer. Your memories of school and your Father does him proud.

      Happy Mother's day tomorrow, my Sweet Spirit-Sister. May the eternal Joy of Sri Krishna bless you and all you love and cheerish. Salutations!

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Deergha,

      I feel that I know you so much better reading this hub here and how you came to love writing with your favorite pen. I do miss handwritten letters and cherish the ones I have received over a lifetime, then came the computer ... sad really.

      Your poem is lovely and is this hub written from your heart.

      I'm sorry you lost your favorite pen. You have shared beautifully here.

      I have two of my grands up for the weekend, so I am stealing a few minutes here reading.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      (((Hugs), peace and blessings to you and yours always

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      Love all the quotes! Pens are special. I love writing with a pen or pencil. I used to write long letters in the days before laptops and I miss that. I learnt calligraphy and it's so therapeutic to take the time to form beautiful letters. I use it for Christmas and birthday cards or special notes. I wrote my daughters' wedding invitations with my special calligraphy pen.

      Physical writing is an art and one can tell a person's character through their style of writing. That is why companies still ask for a hand-written letter from job applicants.

      Interesting hub. What a shame you lost your pen! Great that you got one for your son.


    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you so much Dips

      Glad that you liked it...!

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      3 years ago could just about write on well knitted and penned !! Very Nice Dee !


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