The Sparkling Surreal

The Sparkling Surreal
© Dr. Rajas Deshpande
If someone had asked me “Which is the one Last pen you will buy if you could buy only one pen in life, price no bar?, I had a ready answer since over a decade:
The MontBlanc Writers series Franz Kafka Limited Edition.
Dark wine red and silver, subtly changing its shape from round to square, this great pen is based upon the concept of the novel “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. One of the greatest authors who cut open the chains of human imagination and took it beyond the realm of acceptability, often touching the borders of naked reality, much of Franz Kafka’s work was published after him.
The king of Surrealism (often referred to as “literature in the dream state,” where a different kind of logic or non-logic prevails), Franz Kafka feared that people would find him mentally and physically repulsive. However, those who met him found him to possess a quiet and cool demeanour, obvious intelligence, and a dry sense of humour; they also found him boyishly handsome, although of austere appearance.
The term “Kafkaesque” which evolved to mean nightmarishly complex, bizarre, and illogical (something that is even today beyond daring to express) is now commonly used, although it may mean ‘suggestive of Franz Kafka’s work’.
Reality is too Kafkaesque to express as it is, hence Kafka.
Extremely rare, exquisite, and a heavenly beauty to fall in love with! Please do not ask me the price.
Thank you, MontBlanc, for this pen!
© Dr. Rajas Deshpande

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