The Magic of Moleskine

By Kelsey A. Liebenson-Morse

“To lose a passport was the least of one’s worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.” - Bruce Chatwin

I’ve always wished I were a Moleskine notebook lover and user. After all, Moleskine notebooks are the stuff of legend, the very notebook Oscar Wilde, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Ernest Hemingway used.

I dated a poet in high school who always had a Moleskine with him—a small notebook he would keep in his back pocket to spontaneously pull out and scribble mysteriously in. He seemed surprised I claimed to be a writer and had never...

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