With Pen in Hand
Sacks ended his autobiography On the Move with these words about writing's importance in his life:
The art of writing, when it goes well, gives me a pleasure, a joy, unlike any other. It takes me to another place — irrespective of my subject — where I am totally absorbed and oblivious to distracting thoughts, worries, preoccupation or indeed the passage of time. In those rare, heavenly states of mind, I may write nonstop until I can no longer see the paper. Only then do I realize that evening has come and I have been writing all day.
Over a lifetime, I have written millions of words, but the act of writing seems as fresh, and as much fun, as when I started nearly seventy years ago.In fact, he was writing with great clarity up until days before his died, his collaborator reported. "We are pretty sure he will go with a fountain pen in hand," she said.
I can't think of a better way.
(No photos of pens, but here's one of paper!)