“Dont you just love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils if I knew your address, on the other hand this not knowing has its charms.”
Well I’m definitely not in New York, and it’s not quite ‘the fall’ or ‘autumn’ as us brits call it, but I’m sure many of you will recognize this quote from what has to be my very favourite movie ‘Youve got Mail’. This film and of course the charming Tom Hanks is the reason for all my romantic notions in life. It has been watched so many times that I have lost count, but I still keep popping it into the machine. It continues to charm and cheer me, and leave me with a lovely warm romantic glow. Tom Hanks always comes to mind at this time of year as I enter the super market and get a waft of ‘eau de stationary’ whilst standing in front of all those lovely pens, pencils and notebooks, all freshly laid out in readiness for the new school term.
Can I ? Should I ? Nothing tempts me more than the thought of a lovely unused new notebook, waiting to begin its journey of ideas, or a cute, colourful pencil-case filled with fresh items ready to be put to use. I think I will treat myself. Even though most of my writing is done on my mac I love to have a pretty new pen for diary writing, and I’m always jotting things down that I think I will want to revisit at another time. Do you do this? Hopefully I’m not alone as I stand wishfully in the stationary aisle, mouth-watering as if a child standing at the sweet counter.
I’m quite sure that many of my blogging friends would feel the same, and I have to join with Tom and say that “I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils if I knew your address, on the other hand this not knowing has its charms.” At this point in the film, for those who (I can’t believe have never watched it), the two main character’s are still communicating by email and havent actually met. I feel like I have made so many new friends since I started my blogging journey and yet the ‘not really knowing you all’ does have certain charms. Would we like each other if we met? Would we get on? or is it the not knowing each other that keeps us in this place? A place of safety maybe?
Whatever our reasons I know that I have personally learnt so much from all of you and your varied pastimes and thoughts, and so value your continued interest in reading and following my thoughts on this blog.
To that end I would like to send you all your very own ‘bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils’. I’m hoping that you will enjoy the beautiful colours and scent as much as I do.
Love Alison x