stealing borrowing the two above pictures from Mr. Statham (not the real Jason Statham, but a friend who I swear could be the Man and I mention him in a post from three years ago if you click the highlighted name). He just posted these tonight on Facebook and I immediately fell in love with them and told him that I was going to use them for a blog post. My only comment is, that journal is empty! and I think a fountain pen might be needed. Just saying. But, then, does Jason Statham use a fountain pen? Probably not.
I have not met many men in my life that write in a journal. Granted, I don’t know tons of men, and most of the ones I do, are old…. So I find it kind of cool and sexy in a writer-esque sort of way to see that a guy is writing in a journal. And the mood in the setting is just so very Poe and The Raven to me. (the candles and the moodiness of the look) I can’t explain why I find this so inspiring, but I do.
I am not one to have much of a ‘setting’ when I write. I write when I get a moment, though as of late, my journaling is at midnight. I do a lot of midnight entries. Since the 19th of September, I have spent half my midnights writing in my journal. Dealing with guy trouble and thoughts that are too big to write about in the day. Generally more macabre at that time, but I’m more inclined to get to the heart of my troubles when I’m tired and it’s dark out. I can ‘sob’ out my issues when no one is around.
Writing in my journal is so very private in a way. I know I wrote not long ago that I was inclined to take my journal with me wherever I went (read the post HERE), and while that’s true, I still like my thoughts private. When something is really troubling me, I like to be along with my thoughts and not feel pressured to get my writing done.
Part of the reason for my midnight entries, which are dated that way as well, are because my life is hectic. I do not have much time in the day for sitting down to voice my thoughts. I’d love to, but I rarely have time. The few times I do, it’s right after lunch when I have a cup of tea in hand and a few moments to spare. But at night I stay up. I am such a night owl it’s scary sometimes. So I write. I also play on Tumblr and read emails, but I like to write then.
Adding to this slightly disjointed post, pardon, but it is after midnight. I never said my thoughts were clear at this point….. It’s always interesting to see the journals people use. Mr. Statham’s is clearly a guy’s journal. Brown or black leather, smooth, simplistic, unlined pages, simple pen. Totally masculine.
But then there’s me. Right now my journal is a flowery composition book. As will the next two journals after this one. I need lines because I write on a slope. I need composition books because they are big enough to get my point across without going through two journals a year. I ramble so I need plenty of room to fit in everything. And I have been using my fountain pens religiously to write with.
Fountain pens are kind of sexy. Trust me. Especially filled with the different inks. Right now I’m in a Burgundy Mist and Sepia mode. I just got through black and a unique mix of the Burgundy and black because I was too lazy to clean my pen before I filled it… Colors reflect my mood. Sepia is my conservative mood, while Burgundy….. well no boring thoughts were conceived when writing in a wine colored ink….. cue naughty wink
And now I have written a blog post, instead of writing in my journal like Mr. Statham. Now it’s late and I have sleep that is needed, so I shall close. I’m curious about you dear reader. If you are a man, do you keep a journal? What do you write with? What type of journal do you use?
Girls, what about you? Tell me, do you like plain or fancy journals? I’m curious too as to when you like to write. Do you like writing in the morning when you wake up, thoughts fresh and clean, or do you like to get down and dirty at night?
And because well, I can’t resist, the lovely, handsome, every girl wants him…