There is something calming and vintage about a plain yellow pencil. Just the fact that this style of pencil has been used for decades comforts me.
I do not use pencils very often and I am fortunate to have a few vintage mechanical pencils. Most of the modern pencils I use are also mechanical. However, I sharpened a brand new yellow pencil and stuck one of those foam grippers on it yesterday and I am really enjoying its sentimentality.
Sometimes life is most joyous in simple things.