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Re: Hello, I must be going
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- Subject: Re: Hello, I must be going
- From: Kathleen Parulski <ibindbooks@SNET.NET>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 09:05:58 -0700
- Message-Id: <199907101306.GAA20244@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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Don't leave the list. Stay with the books. We're here for you. Show
them you have it all by the ass. You can do it many of us have and the
binding even if not our primary income keeps us in focus.
You're on a journey and some of your best moments will be gleaned during
those times of struggle.
Take it one moment at a time!
Rommel John Miller wrote:
> To all friends,
> I am depressed, and I mean very, chronically depressed, and yes I do
> a shrink and take my medications,
> but nothing seems to be able to dislodge me from this hellish vortex
> which I am descending, path upon which
> I doubt if I ever will be able to escape.
> I am giving up on my dream to become a bookbinder, the VA won't
> or fund my study of it, they say that
> I would not be able to support myself if I become a
> bookbinder/conservator. I hate the VA; I hate myself.
> I hate myself for many reasons, but chief among them is being naive
> vulnerable. Depression has a way
> of increasing a person's vulnerability.
> If anyone could give me a job or paid apprenticeship, I would consider
> taking you up on the offer and telling
> the VA and its myopic vision to take a hike down a long road.
> I am seriously contemplating going to law school to be an advocate for
> people like myself who are lonely, depressed
> and eager to become something the world seems to reject, because to
> "them" traditional bookbinding is archaic
> and dead. To me it is anything but archaic, for I find real beauty in
> watching a signature being sewn onto tapes or
> cords, there is elegance in the movement of the needle and thread and
> the designs one can create, purely
> artistic designs that no one will ever likely see.
> Please tell me how to unsubscribe from this list. I'd appreciate it.
> Rommel John Miller
> failure extraordinary,