Believe it or not, I write on all kinds of paper – little cheap pads from the printers, yellow post-it notes, backs of envelopes, my Sapa X pages, and the black No. 18 lined Rhodia pad I keep in my work bag.
When I use a cheap pad I feel in a rush, and write a utilitarian scratch. But when I sit down with a good pad, I can feel my body and mind unwind and stretch out. Writing on good paper makes me feel I am thoughtful, reflective, philosophical, smart.
Of course, writing with my fountain pen is a part of that, since I only write with fountain pens on good paper. My choice of pen and ink color are an intimate part of the experience of writing, and the realization of the sentiment, thought or idea on paper.
How does writing on good paper make you feel?