The Idler Magazine


In Praise of the Pencil

From Ms. Alexandra Lynch, Massachusetts. November 2010.

Posted in Readers' Letters on 18 November 2010

Sir: I love pencils. I love the wood casing, the lightness of them, the sense that many hands over many centuries—eons?—have held pencils much like mine in their hands to record thoughts, hopes, even history. And still, each one becomes …

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