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Saturday
Jan242004

My Moleskine Dream

Last night I had a curious dream. I was at the airport and as I headed toward a gate, saw someone from the corner of my eye waving and calling out "Moleskines for sale!" Intrigued by this, I walked over to this quiet section of the airport and found several Europeans from various countries selling Moleskines for $2 each, because the exchange rate to the dollar was so low. Well, that's a good deal, I thought.

I assumed they bought a bulk shipment from Modo & Modo in Milan Italy -- but the weird thing about the dream was, when I bought my two books for $4, I was given a business card of a local Milwaukee bookseller that seemed vaguely familiar, where I was to pick up my books. The European Moleskine seller had written something on the back of the card, which would apparently work as a receipt.

After the sale I was worried, but then this gentleman showed me a big, burgundy fold out journal he had which looked like a Bible. For some odd reason I felt the guy was being straight with me and I would certainly get my Moleskines at the store I was being sent to.

Then the dream ended or changed, and I can remember nothing more of last night's dream session.

This was odd for many reasons, not the least of which was giving $4 to someone I didn't know for only the promise of two Moleskines (something I'd never normally do). Even stranger was the idea that a group of people would be in an airport selling Italian notebooks and not even actually selling the books, but receipts for books to be picked up locally. Most interesting is that I actually recall this dream now... it was that vivid.

I have no idea what this dream means, other than I'm apparently very into Moleskine notebooks lately. :-)

On a related note, I've received two comments here from readers who being encouraged by all of the Moleskine posting, have bought themselves a Moleskine. I've also received several comments from several other readers whom have been Moleskine users for a while, or have dusted off their own little black notebooks, because of the recent Moleskine posts here. Woohoo!

One of the guys even mentioned his handwriting being pretty bad after years of journaling in DayNotez on a Palm device. I could relate too, as this was one primary reason for getting a Moleskine and earlier, doing an analog journal. That and the idea that there are no undos with ink on paper was actually very refreshing.

Okay, lots to do. Have a great weekend!

Reader Comments (4)

Shaun, maybe it's more in the use and appreciation after using them that you'll be sold. I dunno. Once I started using mine for sketches, then I was even more sold because of the design, size, paper, etc.
January 25, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Sure, blame DayNotez for your poor handwriting. :-)Graffiti looks plain silly when done in a Moleskine....

Regards,Bryan NystromNatara Software, Inc. (Makers of DayNotez)
January 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterBryan Nystrom
Just to pigyback on Bryan's comment -- I want to point out that in my opinion, Day Notez is an excellent product, whihc I would use (if I were a Palm journaler). I should maybe have been clearer about that.

I actually am more frustrated with my Tungsten E's ability to capture my Grafitti strokes, which may be related to the Grafitti Classic downgrade I perfromed. I keep getting the impression that G1 and G2 are wrestling it out when I write, which can be frustrating at times.

Still. Resisting. Grafitti Lite (G2). Aghhhhh! :-)
January 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Thanks Ian! those Alwych books look very nice indeed. Maybe we need to talk about importing one to the States... :-)
January 29, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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