Well, I wish I could have provided a good back story for this but I just have one weird tale to tell;
So, my sister and I have this crazy obsession over fountain pens (okay, maybe not so crazy, but some of it counts). So, one fine day she and I were talking about ink pens. From ink pens, we got to ink. And then she asked me,“Do you know what is the difference between ink and quink?”
“What is Quink?” I asked back.
If you are among the ones who don’t still know then here it goes;
Quink is a “different” kind of ink manufactured by Parker. It is claimed to be so smooth and so quick in drying that the company couldn’t help but put quick and ink together and form a new word altogether.
She and I got pretty curious about how different this ink could be. So we googled it. We came across the different shades of quinks. We found out that not only it is sold in royal blue but also in black, pink, red and teal.
Did someone just say TEAL?
A little backstory here;
I love teal.
I love everything about that color.
It is so perfect that it makes me cry.
Just like Brad Pitt.
Man. I love teal.
Parker had named this teal colored “quink” as the turquoise ink. At that time I didn’t know what turquoise was. (If you belong to the same category then- It is a semi-precious stone which is teal in color.)
But then I found out (thanks again to google) and named my blog theturquoiseink years later.
Frankly, speaking I owe my blog’s name to Quink which by the way, is not so quick and smooth as Parker thought it would be.
But if we dig a little deeper, then I can also conclude that I owe this name to my obsession with fountain pens. I just love them. I love them even when they leave all my fingers smeared in ink. I love them even when they refuse to write despite being filled with ink till the brim. I love them even when they leave tiny droplets of their blood on the floor of my room. And there is a reason why I love them even when I am dying to fall in extreme contempt with them; When I write with them, everything is perfect. My handwriting, the color, the texture, the chemistry with the paper. Suddenly, I am not in the era of internet and emails but some two hundred years back. And I love history. I love to know what things used to be. Though ink pens are not something that are very ancient but ink is.
Fun exercise#1 -Imagine my reaction if somebody gifts me a quill. Oh.Dear.God. (To whom so ever it may concern, I just gave an idea for ahem!)
I plan on building a huge fountain pen collection from the most expensive ones to cheapest ones. I have the cheapest ones. Expensive ones have to wait.
Anyways, Cheers to the ink pens.
Cheers to ink.
And cheers to turquoise. You are one beautiful stone.
And cheers to teal. You are one beautiful color.
And cheers to Brad Pitt. You are one beautiful actor.