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Re: dying art



> He told her, "Bookbinding."
>
> She said, "How boring."

this is a comment that reflects more on the pathetic woman who would find
bookbinding "boring" but also says much about a man so weak that he would
change his course, maybe in life, over such a stupid statement.

james linza
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----- Original Message -----
From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 1999 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: dying art


> So there I was, speaking with a museum director, and he asked me what
> I did.  I told him that, among other things, I restored books.
>
> He told me that when he was an undergraduate student he took a class
> in bookbinding.  One night at the opening of an art exhibit he was trying
> to impress a lovely young lady, when she asked him what he was studying.
>
> He told her, "Bookbinding."
>
> She said, "How boring."
>
> He took his degree in philosophy, and never looked back.
>
> Just another data point.
>
> Jack
>
>
>
> Jack C. Thompson
> Thompson Conservation Laboratory
> Portland, OR 97217
>
> 503/735-3942  (voice/fax)
>
> http://www.teleport.com/~tcl
>
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