Joy

I've been thinking recently about why I've fallen in love with fountain pens so much lately. And this post over at the Well Appointed Desk hits the nail on the head: 

I believe that all these tools should bring you joy. I believe that these tools and toys should inspire each of us to take out of the busy, hectic or mundane moments of our lives to make something — whether its as simple as a note or letter to someone, or as epic as writing an opera.

Our tools should be joyful to use. And this doesn't just apply to pen and paper. All sorts of tools — from cooking utensils and woodworking tools to keyboards and phones — are a major part of our lives. And when the tools are enjoyable, it often makes the work itself more enjoyable.