“A good man carries a good pocketknife”
-- my Grandpa Louie
Grandpa usually carried some sort of small, two-blade knife and used it for everything from cleaning out his pipe to cutting apples in the back yard so he could sprinkle them with salt.
I've carried a pocket knife since I was in 8th grade (minus the time a nun confiscated it for the rest of the school year).
Today I carry a Swiss Army Knife – more of a multi-tool than a knife; Still, I think Grandpa would approve.
There isn't a day that does by that I don't use one of the blades, or scissors, or screwdrivers, or...
It's part of me. Occasionally, I misplace her and, well, I panic; turn the house, cars, and office upside down until I find it.
I was thinking about that this morning as I started to journal. Pens and pencils, when combined with imagination, are great “multi-tools.” With them you can craft narratives, novels, humor essays, urban realism, poetry, Sci-Fi, fables, Stream of Consciousness writing, Haiku, and yes, even blogs.
So, I have two suggestions for Knights today.
One, go out and purchase a good pocketknife. Second, use your own built in “multi-tool” and carve out a good story – maybe start with a lesson your grandfather taught you.
Oh, by the way, my Swiss Army Knife has a tiny pen – in case of emergencies.
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar.