One sad note -- this ink appears to be gone from the market now. Not available from Goulet Pens, certainly -- I must have bought it as a closeout -- and not even listed on the De Atramentis website. Oh well. I will enjoy my sample until it is gone, I suppose.
So I was thinking about Brahms, and his music, in connection with this ink. I am not familiar with very much of Brahms' work, but two of his works -- the German Requiem and his Symphony Number 1 -- are among my all-time favorite pieces of music. The fourth movement of his German Requiem, "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place," is especially fine. If you have never heard it, you are missing one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. So, thanks to the magic of YouTube, I would like to share this with you.
Here we are at the end of the Week of Ink, and I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have. During this week, I have learned a few valuable things:
1. Always take the plunge and order the bottle of an ink that you like, because there's no guarantee that ink will be available forever.
2. I really like using a different color every day, or at least much more frequently than I am used to. And it takes just a couple of minutes to flush a pen and switch out inks. It's not that hard, if you have the right tools.
3. I like using colors, period. This little experiment has made me much more comfortable using all kinds of colors of ink. If you are one of my penfriends, there's no telling what color you will see from me in my next letter!