Unfortunately, I can no longer locate my favorite Kahlil Gibran journal used in the 1970s, but that’s okay, I’ve developed a love affair with Moleskins. After all, they fit all the criteria of a perfect notebook—they lie completely flat, the lines are well-spaced, the gel pen glides smoothly along the page, they have pockets for memorabilia and they were used by famous artists and authors such as Hemingway, Chatwin and Picasso.
I got really excited after attending this year’s Book Expo Association (BEA) in Los Angeles and visiting the Moleskin Booth. I learned that before the end of 2008, the company will release an entire new collection of Moleskins in every color of the rainbow. My appetite is already wet. Today, I wandered into Barnes & Noble and noticed the red notebooks are already on the shelves. I must admit, I do occasionally yearn for those Kahlil Gibran’s journals with sayings on top of each page, but these are almost as enticing.
PS. If you know where I can get my hands on old Kahlil Gibran journals, please write me, ASAP !!