From an email I received:

The Dutch poet Jacob Cats (1577-1660) wrote:

Het puntje van mijn gauwe pen is’t felste wapen dat ik ken.


The tip of my golden pen is the most violent weapon that I know.

As the keyboard of our computer has replaced our pen, we should be very careful when writing e-mails, as we can easily hurt someone.

FIVE important lessons to learn from your humble pencil:

1. It demonstrates how everything you write leaves a mark
2. Its possible to rub out your mistakes
3. Whats important is what is inside of you, not the external
4. In life you have to undergo painful sharpenings to make you much better  at what you do.
5. Allow yourself to be guided by the Hand that holds you – Krishna!!