Parental wisdom has it that if your child is crabby, you should put them in water. Parents know that bath time can turn a tantrum into peaceful play time. But does this wisdom still apply as we get older? Our problems get bigger — we’re not crying over spilled milk but instead struggling with work disappointments, relationship issues, or money woes. Perhaps our water needs to get bigger, too.

Madigan dives us into the sea, drawing inspiration from the swirling blues in the Noodler’s Ahab Flex- Navajo and Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise and an EE Cummings quote.  Cummings espouses finding ourselves in the sea. What better place to let our problems drift away and rediscover our resolve and purpose than in that salty tumultuous mass?

Perhaps the sea is too far for you… a quick dip in the local pool is sometimes enough. And of course, a good ink wash can never hurt!

Noodler’s Ahab Flex Fountain Pen – Navajo is available at for $20 while Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise in a 3oz Bottle is available for $12.50, or an ink sample for $1.25.


Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team