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Re: "what's it fer?"



mnh:
I'm quite serious.
I just knew someone would take it wrong!
Pat Baldwin


At 04:33 PM 09/28/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>I can't remember when I've read anything so offensive.  Are you serious, or
>trying to make some point with sarcasm?
>
>---- Original Message -----
>From: Pat Baldwin <patbooks@PRIMENET.COM>
>To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 4:16 PM
>Subject: Re: "what's it fer?"
>
>
>> Y'all:
>>
>> The person who said, "If it has to be 'splained, don't ask, you just don't
>> get it." (or something to that effect) wasn't being snotty about the
>> question of ,"what's it for?"  Some people just don't collect things...
>> instead they throw things away as a point of pride. THEY wouldn't
>> understand collecting an artists' book just to collect it.=20
>>
>> Also, among the populace there are many many people who've NEVER had an
>> original or creative idea in their lives - poor things. I've been asked
>> lots of times, "Where do you get your ideas?" To those I usually answer,
>> "The Sears catalog." They seem satisfied there's a PLACE where one can get
>> original ideas. THESE people wouldn't understand collecting a work of art
>> in any form (unless it was painted on black velvet).=20
>>
>> I think we, who make SOMETHING out of NOTHING, must understand what a
>> consummate priviledge (and responsibility) it is to be able to to just
>> that! And that not everyone is able to, or will understand, that gift. Be
>> gentle with them... they're the ones with the money!
>>
>> Cordially,
>>
>> Pat
>>
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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>> Let the beauty we love bewhat we DO! There are hundreds of ways=20
>> to kneel and kiss the ground.        Rumi          =20
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>> Pat Baldwin
>> P.O. Box 1711
>> Bisbee AZ 85603
>> (520)432-5924
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