How weird!  This morning I posted about my pen and the ink I use in it. A pen I have used without incident, around the world, in book after book. A Lamy Safari Charcoal Extra Fine Point Fountain Pen – L17EF

This evening, my pen ran dry and so I refilled it, just like I have dozens of times before.. An hour later I picked it up to draw  — and it conked out.  It just felt like a strange plastic roller ball nib and wouldn’t produce a line. It was like a lifeless corpse in my hand. I cleaned it, refilled it, tried everything that would normally revive a wonky pen. Zilch.

There was nothing I could do but order a new Safari, a bright blue one this time.

That’s what I get for raving about a trusty old pal and for answering too many questions about it in one day. Rest in peace, Old Safari.