The Pen

“Dearly begathered: we are gathered here today to celebrate the gathering of letters by an illustrious pen into superb wordplay and emotional wordings. Much to the disappointment of our civilization, writing implements rarely got their due credit fot the morphing of emotion into words. Today, we make a stand behind this very stand to give value to the exhuberance of an implement’s bodily fuilds that turned mere thoughts into emotional punches. We celebrate the contribution and fluidity with which this pen so selflessly furthered our understanding of ourselves. We pay homage to all the pens before him whom recieved no praise for what they’d had a big hand in accomplishing. It is with great pleasure that I introduce our speakers at this illustrious evening, thanking them for their acceptance and contribution.
“Firstly, we have the Minister for Culture: Kimi Kamilion, who helped in organising this fine evening and whom created this very special award for a very special device.”
There was the requitted clapping as Kimi Kamilion made her way to the podium. She stood behind it and nodded at the assembly.
“The curse of man is that words only appear inside his mind. They are trapped; travelling along neurological pathways, from one end toward the other, holding with them packages that will be voiced toward recepient ears which will send them to be dismanteled neurologically in the brain. There would be no great scheme of things if we hadn’t discovered how to assign drawings to words. We would still be lonely skulls, reverberating with our own internal voices and stagnating into a short termed social order. All the revolutions throughtout history – that we know about; through books and digital mediums by the way – have been led by the spread on information, their disection and by being studied.
“When I set out to write this speech, I hoped it would do justice to this prestigious Pen which has given us rivers of tears and gorges of pain. I hoped that it would be as easy to paint the words out of my head unto this blank page as it is for the pen to emit its volumous discourse. It has not been easy – Im not a pen after all – but I have addressed my gratitude to the celebrated Pen as best as I could do.
“But again, how do you exalt a pen? How do you express what an implement has sealed the door on expressing through the force of sheer worded might? The only way we thought of to kick start this path of admiration is by presenting an award with the hope of creating a precedent for future exaltation. Hopefully this award will open the seal of acclaim to many many more instruments.”

“Thank you Kimi Kamilion for your wonder full words. We are graced now by a man who needs no introduction. Please welcome him.”
There was clapping. Throats were cleared, including the speaker’s.
“I have not written a speech out of respect for the now illustrated Pen; I have instead chosen to type and print it and so have I done.
“Pens have always been marginalised for long. For as long as there had been inked writing, pens have been used and drained of their bodily secretions to do the bidding of a writer. They have been enslaved, thrown away and crammed in dark places and no one raised a voice, neither in support nor in call for action. This award today and our begatherment are the ways we choose to attone for our enslaving sin and our inexcusable actions. Distinguishing a Pen like this – now – opens doors and new epochs in the history of writing; it illicits awe and creates new sentiments that will flow through the ages – future and past – and resonate into our hearts the love of implements. When contemperary readers and future generations look at our achievement today, they will no longer fall victim to negative thought or apathetic dismissal towards untapped greatness of devices and instead will allow for florish to expound on its trapped emotion and give us an unvisited dimension in which we will be able to escape from our daily tomb of civilization.”
No thank you was heard over the applause.

“I would like to also thank Habitol, the writer and user of the Pen for attending.”

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