For me, I see my future self as a sort of Hemingway-esque person, who commands the room, who takes his readers and listeners to that place, to where my words eventually reach the level they need to be, to fully engage a reader’s mind, to put them in the world of my characters, to see and feel everything they themselves feel as words on the page. I see myself in a fine, bold, and empowering custom suit with that superior leather briefcase that all classic writers seem to carry. You know the one… A bit aged and scar-marked, and sometimes the leather had split with age and wear. Yet it has this regal quality about it. Like you can tell how important and deep and personal the words are on the pages it holds safe.
Why is this the perfect writer’s bag? It has that regal look and feel, and it has that wonderful smell of leather that will only be refined with use and age. It’s like a fine whiskey to me, something classic that is meant to be savored and appreciated slow and with meaning. The Jay Modern briefcase is as fine and high quality as any classic writer could want.
When I first had the opportunity to take it out for a spin, I stuffed the fine cloth and leather areas of the inside compartments with old business cards, a laptop, pens and notepaper, and finally, with my latest draft. Being without the matching suit could have been a bit of a downer, but I found the Jay Modern briefcase to work with any outfit. But I still felt like an author – albeit, a debut author. Someday, the feeling that I’ve written all there is to be said will come together with the material things, and I will know I’ve reached the place of my dreams… I can see it. It’s coming for my life, because I will make it happen. I can see it… Can you?
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen