Tell me when and how we met?
We met in a junk shop where I went in with my father. Among all these old dusty things, you were the only thing I would have liked to get (and I got you).
Why did you chose me?
I have always been fascinated by those writers who type whole books with typewriter in movies retracing the 1920s, with no room for error unlike our computers that allow us to erase our typos. I knew at that very moment I needed one. Not to mention your only hitherto inimitable typography.
What is your favorite memory that you have with me?
When I had to write a birthday letter to a friend who also loves vintage things. I had to learn to tame you, to not type too fast to prevent keys getting stuck, to not make mistakes with letters (how many times have I restarted on a new sheet) and especially to ensure good return to the line manually.
What purpose do I serve for you now?
You’re in the living room of my apartment next to my favorite globe.
For special occasions, I always turn to you to write little love messages, you have become my signature, my own brand and the effect that is expected never disappoints.
Do you like to show me to your friends? How do you introduce me?
I don’t have to show you to my friends, this is the first thing everyone notices when coming in our apartment. And always the same questions, “Oh, is it a real one? “,” Does it work or is it just for decoration? “,” Can I write something down?», I am always glad to answer they can use you as they want.
Imagine now that I break into a million pieces. What would be your first few words?
I would be so sad. At first I would try to repair you, but I have to confess that I would hasten to replace you. But it would never be you.
What is your personal relationship with me? Do I reassure you? Calm you down?…
When I have to write a long letter, it allows me to cut myself off from the world. It relaxes me. I love writing. This gives me the impression of sharing these thoughts with you. I would say that spending time with you soothes me…But aside from that, you are also most annoying when I do not hit the right key or you decide to block without any reason…
Of all your friends belongings, which are you the most envious of?
I must confess that the new Mac of my friends can dethrone you with all their practical features, you have to admit this is not your strong point, because of your considerable weight, I can’t bring you everywhere. Moreover I really need to take time when I want to use you and you’re noisy, I think that at a certain hour, you may displease the neighborhood.
Can you imagine being separated from me one day?
I don’t think so. In each of my last three apartments, you found a suitable place in the living room. So I do not see why it should ever change. I hope you will follow me forever and I hope to pass you on to my children. You will always remain a timeless object and your charm will seduce eternally.
How would you feel if you lost me tomorrow?
With your weight and your significant size, I do not think it’s possible. Especially because you wisely remain every single day in the living room. But if that happens, once again I would be really disappointed not to have you.
If you had to leave tomorrow to live far away on a desert island, would you bring me with you?
If I can take a huge luggage, for sure I will take you to write my memories and my daily thoughts. But I have to confess a travel diary and a pen would be sufficient. But, once again your typography is inimitable and my writing will never equal your letters and your imperfection tasks that give you so much charm.
After weeks of separation from me, how do you feel when you see me again?
For each move, after spending several summer months in cartons, it’s always a pleasure to get you out and find a new place for you at home. You’re always one of the first things that I dispose in the living room, I have sometimes spent hours to find THE place.
Now you are looking at me, what are you thinking about?
You rock! Everyone notices you very quickly. You stand out and I find you so harmonious. I even like your atypical color; black classic machines are nice but for anything in the world I would change!
What are you working on at the moment?
Somehow I’m currently trying to become a good person.