ball-point biros versus felt-tips

Rebecca Ward told me at the market that her recycling of used biro pens into jewellery is a subtle reminder to people that the pen is mightier than the sword. The phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword” is coined from English author Edward-Bulwer Lytton for his play.

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!

In these modern days, can one be forgiven for using the pen as a weapon? Physically, I mean. With the number of un-agreed opinions I had with someone last week, I have had to resist several strong urges to stab him with every biro on Rebecca’s earrings. (no, it’s not Danny, and I am obviously banking on the fact that the person in question doesn’t read girly blogs like these)

PS – Biros must be good for stabbing. Should avoid felt-tips. They might leave a stain on the shirt.

Well, back to Rebecca,  she’s also collaborating with Shannon Garson to combine ceramics and jewellery. It’s all very lovely. Watch their spaces.





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