Farewell, Moleskine

While I’ve been Moleskine-monogamous since 2005-06 (excepting a short phase with clearance section notebooks in ’09-’10, a mistake I’ll never make again), the Midori A5 — long on my radar — has won my heart: mercifully devoid of the brand over-expansion and declining paper quality presently plaguing Moleskine, the A5 opens flat — a boon to lefties like me — to high-quality paper that forbids bleed-through and a minuscule bookmark that never wanders into the path of the bleary-eyed southpaw scribbling furiously;  a simple, white cardstock cover only grows in character the more it is subjected to the batterings of life and of muse. I’m in love.

Happy Sunday.