如果文具是糖果: My Kind of Candy

如果文具是糖果,我早就撑死了。

年过三十的我,到现在还是不断在掏钱买文具,以收集之名继续行走各大书店和每个国外zakka铺。书和文具,本来就是很玄的东西。

买得多并不意味着用得上。书房里八成的笔记本、书签和明信片都没有用过。各式各样的蜡笔、水彩、颜色笔都是睡不着时的慰籍,用完后还必须顺序排回原位。颜料和铅笔都是不可以随便买便宜品牌就算的事情,品质天囊地别,一不小心会让自己痛不欲生;画着画着颜色笔的铅断了,挫了一个重印在画本上,不然就是毛笔总是脱毛,最难过还是那铅笔完全感觉不到铅的成分。怎么了?

精致卡片和书签也不是买来送人的,它们是为了被收藏而存在的。每一张卡片都自有特色,一些文字如诗,另一些设计如画,叫人怎么放弃?唯有每款买两张吧,如果某人在我心中有份量,就会送出一张,另一张当然是自己的。

一本本的笔记本是激发创意的泉源,是唯一自己最常用的文具。大家都在用电脑打字,我又岂能逃脱这个命运,但是自己总会在笔记本上先写下一篇篇的文章,再输入电脑内。如此多此一举,大家都说我时间太多才如此优游自得。非也,只是没有人相信动手写字是享受,听笔刷刷刷地和纸张产生感情总能让人心里平静,激发出能多的灵感和力量。

说起来,爸爸肯定是我收集文具癖好的罪魁祸首,只要成绩好就送书送文具毫不吝啬,但他总会要求我说出需要另一盒贴纸的理由。是的,书和文具是咱父女俩的感情推手。芭比娃娃对我完全没有杀伤力,反观文具能实实在在地握在手上更让我心动。翻书摸纸有说不出的安全感、好品质的信纸让我辗转难眠、那整套的Limited Edition橡皮擦完全俘虏我的心,是的,还有好多好多说不完的感情寄托故事。 亲爱的文具,你是我的糖果。

Bookmarks!
Bookmarks!

I’m a sweet tooth person, and stationery is my kind of candy.

It is a lifetime obsession. I’m still smitten by them and spending tons of money on them.

To me, they are not to be used, but instead for keep sake. Most of my stationeries are in brand new condition, and they are my anti-depressant during sleepless nights. They will have to be arranged back at the right place after our chat. Quality stationery is irreplaceable. Notepads, stickers, pencils, erasers, cards, colour markers, wrapping papers and bookmarks; you name it, I keep it all. 

I love colour pencils and crayons, though I’m not much of an artist. Cards, bookmarks, postcards and any kind of papers are super precious to me. They are not meant to be used, but to be admired upon. I always buy at least two pieces of the same designs, one for me, and another as gift. 

Notebook is another weakness of mine. Though I rely on the keyboard to complete my work, writing the initial drafts in my notebook is still the best way to start work. I think it is a great emotional outlet too, and maybe the counsellors should incorporate writing on paper as a therapy. 

It is a different emotional journey when you read back on your writing and thoughts.

I didn’t spend much money on junk food when I was young, most of my allowances went to stationery. Even dad approved of it. 

The excitement of finding those beautifully crafted and designed stationeries is unparalleled. Even at this age.

Yes, stationery is my kind of candy. 

This is really precious set
This is really precious set
I love these wrappers!
I love these wrappers!
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