December 28th: Stationery. When you touch the paper, your heart melts. The ink flows from the pen. What was your stationery find of the year?
I don't collect "stationery", like for writing thank you notes on or anything, but I am a total whore for school supplies and journals.
I LOVE the look and feel and excitement of a new, blank notebook.
(It's the little things, people.)
(I think that I should go back to school so that I can get new supplies.)
(That may not be the *best* reason... but it's still appealing.)
(Does anybody else really want to make a trip to an office supply store? Just me?)
I found this journal the day after my grandma died, a time when I felt particularly c-r-a-z-y.
The cover says:
A journal for chronicling my immeasurably fascinating dysfunctions, neuroses, emotions, inner children, moments of shame and doubt, projection, self-loathing, misanthropy, and completely normal insanity, because the only difference between me and the rest of the population is that I acknowledge how crazy I am and they're all in mind-numbing denial."
It's filled with quotes from some of the most awesomely dysfunctional people in history and each page starts with "Why I Am Dysfunctional Today".
Needless to say, this journal really spoke to me.
- Rita Mae Brown