“I plan to wax political here, so please bear with me. I don’t usually like to bring politics into a hobby but here I think its appropriate since it is actually what got me into Moleskines.
I just read 1984 about a year ago and remember Winston Smith fearing death for buying a blank notebook and a pen. I went to Barnes and Noble and bought my first unlined sketch-book based Moleskine. I paid in cash and felt good about buying a book, a weapon that George Orwell used to help crush communism when he wrote Animal Farm, with no trace back to me. It was a weapon of mass destruction in my hand. A telepathic link between me and an unknown reader in an unknown place and time.
It was a fun gag. I ended up writing some fun little stories in it, nothing too political or challenging. Nothing like Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”. Certainly I never thought that owning a book would ever be illegal again. It was all just for pretend.
And then I read this…”
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