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C h a r l e s S e e r e y Wr i t i n gs y s t e ms p r o v i d e dt h ei n s p i r a t i o nf o r C h a r l e s S e e r e y ’ s p a i n t i n g s e n t e r e di n t ot h eC o mp e t i t i v ea n dn o w o nd i s p l a y . “ T h ef o r ms a r eb r o k e na p a r t , a b s t r a c t e da n dr e c o n f i g u r e dt oc r e a t en e wr h y t h mi c p a t t e r n s b yr e p e t i t i o no f t h e f o r ms a t r e g u l a r a n di r r e g u l a r i n t e r v a l s , ”s a i dS e e r e y . “ I wa n t t oe n g a g et h ev i e we r , a n dt h ev i e we r s h o u l d t h e nf e e l f r e et of o r mt h e i r o wnr e l a t i o n s h i pwi t ht h ep a i n t i n g , b r i n g i n gt h e i r o wna s s o c i a t i o n s , e mo t i o n s a n d t h o u g h t s t ot h ee n c o u n t e r . ” S e e r e yi s af u l l t i mea r t i s t l i v i n ga n dwo r k i n gi nS a c r a me n t of o r t h el a s t 1 8y e a r s . H ei s o r i g i n a l l yf r o mO k l a h o ma C i t y , O k l a h o mab u t h a s l i v e di nN e wY o r k , T e x a s a n dN e wMe x i c ob e f o r emo v i n gt oN o r t h e r nC a l i f o r n i a . “ I wa n t mya r t wo r kt ob ev i s u a l l yi n t r i g u i n ga n dt op r e s e n t p u z z l e s a n dq u e s t i o n s t h a t e n t e r t a i nt h emi n d .I s t r i v et oma k emywo r ka c c e s s i b l e , o p e na n dh o n e s t , ”h es a y s .“ Wh e nc o n s i d e r i n gi d e a s a n dt h e me s t op a i n t , I f i r s t r e q u i r et h a t t h e ymo v ea n de n g a g eme .U l t i ma t e l y ,h o we v e r , I e mp h a s i z eh o wa ni d e ai s p a i n t e dr a t h e r t h a nt h ei d e ai t s e l f , p r e f e r r i n gt ob r i n gac h a r a c t e r i s t i c s e n s eo f s u r f a c ea n dc o l o r t omyp a i n t i n g s o v e r f i n d i n ga u n i q u es u b j e c t . ” D a u b e r t , Ma n f r e d i a n dS e e r e ywi l l b eo nh a n da t t h eg a l l e r yT h u r s d a y , J a n u a r y1 2f o r t h eo p e n i n go f t h es h o w a n do nt h ef o l l o wi n gS e c o n dS a t u r d a y .R e c e p t i o n s f o r b o t hn i g h t b e g i na t 6p . m.


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dy o uf i r s t d i s c o v e r y o u r c r e a t i v et a l e n t s ? Mo l l yi s f r o mR e n oN e v a d aa n dh a s l i v e di n Whendi wa y s b e e na t t r a c t e dt ot h ee l e me n t s o f d e s i g n . C a l i f o r n i af o r t h ep a s t 6y e a r s . S h ea l wa y s Ihaveal C o u l dy o ut e l l u s a b o u t s o meo f y o u r wo r k ? l o v e dt od e s i g na n dc r e a t ef r o mav e r y Myc r e a t i o n s a r eu s u a l l ya b s t r a c t wi t hawh i ms i c a l wi s t . s ma l l a g e . S h eb e g a ns e l l i n gh e r a b s t r a c t t n s p i r e s y o ut ok e e pg o i n ga n dh o wd oy o uk e e p p a i n t i n g s i n2 0 0 4 . At r i pt oB u r n i n gMa na Whati y o u r s e l f mo t i v a t e d ? f e wy e a r s l a t e r i n s p i r e dh e r t ot a k es o me Cr e a t i n ga r t i s ag r e a t c h a n n e l f o r s e l f e x p r e s s i o na n d e l f r e f l e c t i o n . I t i s a l s oag r e a t wa yt os p r e a di n s p i r a me t a l we l d i n gc l a s s e s . S h ef e l l i nl o v ewi t hs i o n . I t ' s mo t i v a t i n gf o r met os e ei n s p i r a t i o nl i g h t u pi n ma k i n gme t a l s c u l p t u r e s a n ds o o nb e c a me t s o me o n e ' s f a c e . A r t i s a l s oa nu n c o n t r o l l a b l ep a s s i o n o n eo f t h ef o u n d e r s o f t h eS a c r a me n t o t h a t I h a v e . A r t c r e a t e s ah e a l t h ya t mo s p h e r ei nmyl i f e a n c e s t h eh e c t i c e mo t i o n s o f e v e r yd a yl i v i n g . Me t a l A r t s G u i l d . A t t h eb e g i n n i n go f 2 0 1 1 , andbal l l y o ud e s c r i b ey o u r s t y l e ? Mo l l yme t S h a n n o nJ a n eMo r g a nwi t hG i r l Howwi I h a v eal o t o f d i f f e r e n t s t y l e s b e c a u s eI a ms t i l l e x p e r i G l a s s a n dwa s i n v i t e dt ob e c o meag l a s s ment i n gwi t hma n yo f t h ema t e r i a l s . I t a l s od e p e n d s o n h emo o dI ' mi n , i f i t ' s ac o mmi s s i o no r f o r p r o d u c t i o n . a p p r e n t i c e . H e r p l a na r et oc o n t i n u es c u l p tt s y o u r a p p r o a c ht od e s i g n ? i nmu l t i p l eme d i u ms a n dc o l l a g et h e mt o - Whati I l i k et e s t i n gn e wt e c h n i q u e s , c o l o r s a n ds h a p e s t o g e t h e r i n t ob e a u t i f u l a n di n s p i r i n gs c u l p - c r e a t eu n i q u ewo r k . A n yi n f l u e n c e s o r a n y o n ey o ul o o ku pt owh e ni t c o me s t u r e s . t oy o u r wo r k ? A l l a r t i s t s i n f l u e n c eme . I wa n t t ol e a r ns o me t h i n gn e w e v e r y d a ya n de a c ha r t i s t h a s ad i f f e r e n t a p p r o a c ht o t h e i r d e s i g n .


H o wd oy o ub r i d g et h eg a po f t h eb u s i n e s s s i d eo f y o u r c r e a t i v i t y ? Wea l l n e e dt oma k emo n e yt os u r v i v e . I ' mc h o o s i n gt o f i n daj o bwh e r eI c a nc r e a t e . U s u a l l yt h o s ej o b s d o n ' t p a ya s mu c hb u t I l o v ewh a t I d oa n dt h a t c r e a t e s h a p p i n e s s i nmyl i f e . I n e e dt oma k ee n o u g hmo n e ys ot h a t I c a nl i v e , b eh e a l t h ya n dma k ea r t . Wh a t d oy o uh a v et oo f f e r t h i s c o l l e c t i v eo f a r t i s t s ? I h a v ema n yn e wi d e a s a n dl o t s o f e n e r g yt oh e l p s t r e n g t h e nt h eG r e e n s a r t i s t c o mmu n i t ya n dt h ea r t c o mmu n i t yo f S a c r a me n t o . H o wwi l l / h a s t h i s p r o g r a mb e n e f i t y o u ? T h i s a r t i s t r e s i d e n c yp r o g r a mi s ag r e a t f o u n d a t i o nf o r met ot a k emya r t i s t i c s k i l l s t ot h en e x t l e v e l . I f e e l l i k e t h e r ei s at e a mc h e e r i n gmeo n . D e s c r i b eaf e l l o wa r t i s t i nt h ep r o g r a mwi t hy o ua n d wh yt h e ya r es p e c i a l t ot h i s p r o g r a m. E v e r ya r t i s t a n dme n t o r i nt h i s p r o g r a mi s i mp o r t a n t t o me . T o g e t h e r wec o mp o s eac l o s ek n i t c o mmu n i t ywh i c h c r e a t e s as e n s eo f h o mea n ds e c u r i t y . T h es u p p o r t t h a t c o me s f r o mt h i s g r o u pi s i n v a l u a b l ea n dg i v e s met h e c o u r a g et op u r s u emyt a l e n t s .


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Ni ckWoods N i c ki s f r o mS a c r a me n t ot h o u g hh eh a s mo v e da r o u n dab i t . Wh a t d oy o uh a v et oo f f e r t h i s c o l l e c t i v eo f a r t i s t s ? H eb e g a nwr i t i n gp r i mi t i v ewo r k s i nmi d d l es c h o o l t os o o t h I a me x c i t e dt ob eh o s t i n gmyo wne v e n t a s we l l a s t h ef e e l i n go f wh a t h ef e l t l i k e , wa s h i s h e a de x p l o d i n g . h e l p i n go u t wi t ht h ema n yp r o j e c t s e v e r y o n eh e r e B r a n c h i n go u t i n t ol i v ep e r f o r ma n c e s o f h i s p o e t r ya n d h a s p l a n n e d . I t h i n kwea l l v i b ey e t wea r ea l l v e r y s p o k e nwo r d , N i c kf o u n dn o t o n l yas u p p o r t i v ea n dr e a c t i v e u n i q u ea t t h es a met i meh e r e . I t ' s r e f r e s h i n gy e t e n v i r o n me n t b u t a l s os o mel o c a l p o p u l a r i t y . c o mf o r t i n gt owa k eu pt ot h a t k i n do f c o mmu n i t y . Wh e nd i dy o uf i r s t d i s c o v e r y o u r c r e a t i v et a l e n t s ? H o wwi l l / h a s t h i s p r o g r a mb e n e f i t y o u ? I d i d n ' t t h i n ko f my s e l f a s c r e a t i v eu n t i l o t h e r p e o p l ep o i n t e dH o p e f u l l yg e t myn a meo u t t h e r e . I a ml e a r n i n ga i t o u t . N o t u n t i l I wa s 1 8o r s o . l o t a n db e i n gn u d g e di nt h er i g h t d i r e c t i o na s we l l . C o u l dy o ut e l l u s a b o u t s o meo f y o u r wo r k ? Wr i t i n gi s t h ec l o s e s t t omyh e a r t b e c a u s eI f e e l l i k ei t ' s D e s c r i b eaf e l l o wa r t i s t i nt h ep r o g r a mwi t hy o ua n d a l wa y s p e r s o n a l . I wr i t ep o e t r ya n ds h o r t s t o r i e s b u t I ' m wh yt h e ya r es p e c i a l t ot h i s p r o g r a m. c o n s t a n t l yg r o wi n ga s awr i t e r a n db r a n c h i n go u t . E v e r y o n et h a t i s h e r ed e s e r v e s t ob eh e r e . E v e r y Wh a t i n s p i r e s y o ut ok e e pg o i n ga n dh o wd oy o uk e e py o u r -p e r s o ni s v i t a l e v e na s weh a v et r a n s i t i o n e db e s e l f mo t i v a t e d ? t we e np e o p l e . N oo n ec e a s e s t oa ma z emewi t h Mo t i v a t i o nj u s t s e e ms t oc o mef r o ml i f e . Wa t c h i n gp e o p l ei nt h e i r a r t o r c a p a b i l i t i e s . I f e e l l i k eac h i l dh a n g i n g p u b l i c i n t e r a c t k e e p s meg o i n g . o u t a t t h ep o o l h a l l wi t ha l l t h es l i c kh u s t l e r s t h a t H o wwi l l y o ud e s c r i b ey o u r s t y l e ? h a v et h ef i n e s s eo f ap r o . I t ' s ag r e a t f e e l i n g . I ' mn o t r e a l l ys u r e . I ' dr a t h e r l e t o t h e r s d ot h a t . I j u s t wr i t e wh a t I c o n s i d e r t ob et h et r u t hi nt h a t g i v e ns i t u a t i o n . G e n e r a l l yI ' ms a r c a s t i c a n dc o n t r a d i c t i n gwh i l ep l a y i n gwi t h a s ma n ywo r d s a s I c a nt h i n ko f . Wh ywe r ey o ui n t e r e s t e di nt h eA r t i s t s I nR e s i d e n c yp r o g r a m? I t i s ag r e a t o p p o r t u n i t yt ob emo r ei n v o l v e dwi t ht h e c o mmu n i t ya n dt ol e a r nf r o mt h eb e s t a r t i s t a r o u n d S a c r a me n t o .


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r kt ob e n e f i t s u c ho r g a n i z a t i o n s a s T h e R a p h a e l D e l g a d owa s b o r ni nO x n a r d , C a l -wo t a n f o r dH o mef o r C h i l d r e n , S u s a nG . i f o r n i ai n1 9 8 1 . H ewa s r a i s e di nN o r t h e r nS o me nF o u n d a t i o n ,We l l s p r i n gWo me n ' s C a l i f o r n i awh e r ei s p a r e n t s o wn e da n do p -K e n t e r , a n dK V I E6 . e r a t e da na r t g a l l e r ya n dc u s t o mf r a me c dy o uf i r s t d i s c o v e r y o u r c r e a t i v et a l e n t s ? b u s i n e s s . H es p e n t mu c ht i met h e r ed r a w-Whendi I f i r s t d i s c o v e r e dmya r t i s t i c t a l e n t wh e nI wa s c r e a t i n g i n ga n dd a y d r e a mi n ga n di t l e f t al a s t i n g abi r t h d a yc a r df o r ag i r l I l i k e di ns e c o n dg r a d e .My a mi l ya l s oo wn e da na r t g a l l e r ya s ac h i l d , a n dI s p e n t i mp r e s s i o n . R a p h a e l i s c u r r e n t l yl i v i n ga n df ht i met h e r ed a y d r e a mi n ga n dd r a wi n g .My wo r k i n gi nS a c r a me n t oa n dh a s b e c o mea muc mo t h e r wa s a na r t i s t s os h ea l wa y s e n c o u r a g e dd r a wl e a d i n gr e g i o n a l a b s t r a c t i o n i s t a n dac h a m-i n ga n dp r o v i d e dmu c ha r t i s t i c s u p p o r t . C o u l dy o ut e l l u s a b o u t s o meo f y o u r wo r k ? p i o nf o r a r t t h e r a p y .I n2 0 1 0h ewa s I a mp r i ma r i l yaa b s t r a c t p a i n t e r a n dI u s el a y e r u p o n n a me dt h eA r t s &B u s i n e s s C o u n c i l ’ s l a y e r o f b o l db r i g h t c o l o r s b a l a n c e dwi t hwe i g h t yn e u “ A r t i s t o f t h eY e a r ”l a r g e l yd u et oh i s t r a l s i no i l a n da c r y l i c .I i n f u s et h ep r i n c i p a l s o f t r a c t e x p r e s s i o n i s m,c u b i s m, a n ds u r r e a l i s mt o C r a y o n s t oC a n v a s A r t S u p p l yD r i v e .H i s abs r e a t ep a i n t i n g s t h a t a r eo f t e r p s y c h o l o g i c a l l yc o mp l e x u n i q u ea r t wo r ki s i n c l u d e di nn u me r o u s c a n du n i v e r s a l l yu n d e r s t o o d .Wh e t h e r i t i s wi t hf i g u r e s , p r i v a t ec o l l e c t i o n s t h r o u g h o u t t h en a t i o n ,f a c e s , o r l a n d s c a p e s , I u s ec l e a r l yd e l i n e a t e dl i n e s r e dwi t hb o l dp l a n e s t oc r e a t ea nv e i l e ds t a i n e d a n dh ema i n t a i n s a n ds a t i s f i e s av e r yl o y a lpai a s s e f f e c t b r i n gt h ev i e we r i n t oa n o t h e r wo r l d . c o l l e c t o r b a s ei nS a c r a me n t oa n dB a yA r e a .gl Wh a t i n s p i r e s y o ut ok e e pg o i n ga n dh o wd oy o uk e e p N o t o n l yi s R a p h a e l a na r d e n t b e l i e v e r i n your s e l f mo t i v a t e d ? I a mi n s p i r e db ymys t u d e n t s wh o m v ea r t l e s s o n s ,t h e ya r ea l wa y s p u s h i n gt h eb o u n d t h ee f f e c t i v e n e s s o f a r t t h e r a p yf o r k i d s Igi i e s a n ds h o wi n gmeh o wt op a i n t . I s t a ymo t i v a t e db y a n dt h ep o s i t i v es e n s eo f s e l f wo r t hi t ar t h i s i n s a t i a b l eu r g et oc r e a t e, a n dt oe x p r e s s e mo t i o n b r i n g s t oc h i l d r e n , h eo f t e nd o n a t e s h i s wi t hc o l o r s .


ywe r ey o ui n t e r e s t e di nt h eA r t i s t s I nR e s i d e n c y I a mmo t i v a t e da l s ob yt h ewi s d o mo f myme n t o r ' s s u c h Wh r o g r a m? a s F e l i p eD a v a l o s , Y u e b i nG o n g, a n dJ u a n i s h i O r o z c o . p I wa s i n t e r e s t e di nt h ep r o g r a mb e c a u s ea f t e r wo r k i n g H o wwi l l y o ud e s c r i b ey o u r s t y l e ? t ht h eT e mp o r a r yC o n t e mp o r a r yG a l l e r yi nt h eA r t i s I wo u l dd e s c r i b emys t y l ea s s c i e n t i f i c .E a c ha r t wo r ki s wi e r bs h o w, I wa s b l o wna wa ywi t ht h ep r o f e s s i o n a l ma d eu po f t h o u s a n d s o f s ma l l d e c i s i o n s , a n dd e ma n d s aV s m, g o u r me t o p e n i n g s , c u r a t o r i a l d u t i e s , a n dwi l l i n g t ob ev i s u a l l yd i s s e c t e da n de x p l o r e d .R e f e r e n c e s t o i e s s t owo r kwi t ht h ea r t i s t s . T h eg a l l e r ys t a f f c a r e s ma t h e ma t i c s , a n a t o my, p h y s i c s , a n db i o l o g ya r ei n - n r u l ya b o u t t h ea r t a n dd e v e l o p me n t o f a r t i s t s a f t e r I c o d e di n t omyo wnp e r s o n a l wa yo f p a i n t i n g .T h es a me t e a r da b o u t t h ee x c i t i n gp r o g r a ma n dt a l k e dwi t hs o me t e r ms u s e di nf r e s h ma np h y s i c s c o u l dd e s c r i b emya b - h e s i d e n t a r t i s t s . I i mme d i a t e l ya s k e dt oa p p l y . s t r a c t wo r kwi t hg r e a t a c c u r a c y: f o r c e , we i g h t , d e n s i t y ,r a t d oy o uh a v et oo f f e r t h i s c o l l e c t i v eo f a r t i s t s ? g r a v i t y , e n e r g y , mo v e me n t , ma s s ,s p e e d , r a d i a t i o n , Wh h a v et oo f f e r au n i q u es e t o f b u s i n e s s o r i e n t e dc r e a b a l a n c e , s p a c e , e c t . . .Mys t y l ei s f i r s t ac h a o t i c e x p l o - I t i v ema r k e t i n gs t r a t e g i e s , a s we l l a s t h ee x p e r t i s et o s i o n , t h e n6mo n t h s o f a n a l y s i s . e f f e c t i v e l yn a v i g a t et h el o c a l S a c r a me n t oa r t s c e n e .A s Wh a t i s y o u r a p p r o a c ht od e s i g n ? l a s s i c a l l yt r a i n e da r t i s t a n df o r me r g a l l e r yo wn e r ,I Myd e s i g ni s u n d e n i a b l yu r b a na n ds t r o n g l yl i n e a r .I ac l l wo v e ni n t ot h eS a c r a me n t oa r t f a b r i c a n dI l o v er e wa n t myv i e we r t oh a v ep l a c e s t og oa n dt h i n g s t os e e . we e a l i n gt h ec o g s o f c r a f t t omyf e l l o wr e s i d e n t a r t i s t s . Myd e s i g nt e n d e n c yi s u s u a l l yt ob a l a n c ei n f i n i t ed i s - v u t ma i n l yI a mag o o dl i s t e n e r wi t hh o n e s t r e p l i e s , a n d t a n c ewi t ha n g u l a r o b j e c t s a n dr a d i a t i n gl i n ewo r ki n B al e a d e r wh owo r k s we l l i ng r o u p . f o r e g r o u n d.I a p p r o a c hmyd e s i g n s wi t h o u t p h o t o o wwi l l / h a s t h i s p r o g r a mb e n e f i t y o u ? g r a p h i c r e f e r e n c e s t oe n s u r eo r i g i n a l i t ya n ds p o n t a n e - H I l o v et ob ei mme r s e di nmya r t a n di t i s s u c hat h r i l l t o i t y , a n dI c o mmo n l yd o n ' t p l a na n y t h i n ga t a l l .J u s t b ep r o v i d e dwi t ha mp l ea c c o mmo d a t i o n s t ot h r i v ea s a n B o o m. . . .T h e nwo r ko ni t . r t i s t . . I a ml o v i n gt h ev a r i e t yo f a r t i s t i c e x p r e s s i o n A n yi n f l u e n c e s o r a n y o n ey o ul o o ku pt owh e ni t c o me s a a k i n gp l a c e. Wh e t h e r i t b ea t t e n d i n gt h eP o e t i q u e t t e t oy o u r wo r k ?O f c o u r s e , t h ema s t e r sV e l a s q u e z, G o y a ,t n i g h t a t t h ec a f e,d r a wi n go nt h et a b l ea t l u n c h , o r l i s E l G r e c o , T u r n e r , V e r me e r .B u t a l s oP i c a s s o , e n i n gt oo u r r e s i d e n t wr i t e r s v o l l e yh a i k u s , t h ea r t i s t s G u a y a s a mi n ,S u t h e r l a n d , N e r d r u m, G i a c o me t t i , Mo d i g l i -t e r ea r ea l wa y s c r e a t i n g .T h i s p r o g r a mwi l l b e n e f i t me a n i , D a l i , E s c h e r ,R i v e r a ,K a h l o , B o n t e c o u . L o c a l l y, I h ya l l o wi n gmet od e v e l o pf u r t h e r a s a na r t i s t i name l t a mr e a l l yi n s p i r e db yg u y s l i k eMi c a hC r a n d a l l B e a r , b i n gp o t o f v a r i o u s a r t i s t i c mi n d s . J e f f Mu s s e r ,a n dF e l i p eD a v a l o s .


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dy o uf i r s t d i s c o v e r y o u r c r e a t i v et a l e n t s ? D a v i dg r e wu pi nR o s e v i l l ea n dh a s a l wa y s Whendi e r f o r mi n g , wr i t i n ga n dt e l l i n gp e o p l ewh a t t od o b e e nal i t t l ed r a ma t i c . R o u n d i n gu pa l l o f t h eP h a s a l wa y s b e e nat h i n gf o r me . Mymo mh a s t a u g h t n e i g h b o r h o o dk i d s a n dp u t t i n go np l a y s i n met op u r s u ewh a t I wa n t a n dt of o l l o wmyi n t i n c t s . S oI ’ v ed o n et h a t a s l o n ga s I c a nr e me mb e r . h i s b a c k y a r dwa s ac o mmo nh a p p e n i n gf o r s o u l dy o ut e l l u s a b o u t s o meo f y o u r wo r k ? l i t t l eD a v i d . A t a g e1 2 , D a v i dwa s g i v e na C L i k ea n ya r t i s t , mywo r kd e p e n d s o nwh a t t h ee n d N o r t h S t a r 5 . 2 5f l o p p yd i s c s u b s y s t e mwi t ha goali s . I h a v et omo r p hmys t y l et of i t t h emo l do f h et o n eo r t h e meo f a n yp i e c eI wo r ko n , wh e t h e r h i g h r e s o l u t i o nd i s p l a ya n dad u r a b l ek e y - t t ’ s p h o t o g r a p h y , t h e a t r eo r wr i t i n g . T h a t b e i n g b o a r df r o mh i s g r a n d f a t h e r . D a v i di mme d i - i s a i d , mywo r ka t t i me s c a nb eal i t t l ed a r k , b u t i t i s a t e l yb e g a nwr i t i n gs h o r t s t o r i e s a n dh i s al wa y s h o n e s t . n s p i r e s y o ut ok e e pg o i n ga n dh o wd oy o u n e i g h b o r h o o d“ t h e a t r e ”e v e nh a dp r i n t e d Whati e e py o u r s e l f mo t i v a t e d ? o u t s c r i p t s t ou s e . D a v i di s b a s i c a l l yd o i n g k E v e r ya r t i s t h e r ea s an e e da n dd e s i r et oc r e a t e t h es a met h i n gt o d a yb u t o nas l i g h t l yl a r g e r ever ys i n g l ed a y . T h ee n e r g yh e r ei s o v e r f l o wi n g ot h emo t i v a t i o nn e v e r wa v e r s . s c a l ea n dab e t t e r k n a c ka t s t o r yt e l l i n g . I n ands A n yi n f l u e n c e s o r a n y o n ey o ul o o ku pt owh e ni t 2 0 0 9D a v i dc r e a t e dh i s o wnt h e a t r ec o m c o me s t oy o u r wo r k ? p a n y , T h eA l t e r n a t i v eA r t s C o l l e c t i v e . H i s Mar yE l l e nMa t h e ws i s o n eo f t h eg r e a t e s t p h o t o g a p h e r s o f o u r t i mea n dI l o v eh e r s t y l e . S t e p h e n c o mp a n yh a s b e e np r a i s e db yl o c a l r e v i e w- r a l d r yi s myh e r owh e ni t c o me s t os t o r y t e l l i n ga n d e r s a s we l l a s i t ’ s c o mmu n i t y . D a v i db e l i e v e sD a l l i t ’ s t e c h n i q u e s . S t e p h e nK i n g ’ s ma i n s t r e a m i nan o n c o mp e t e t i v et h e a t r ec o mmu n i t y booksar eg r e a t , b u t i t ’ s wh a t h e ’ s wr i t t e na n dn o i c e di s wh a t i f i n dt r u l ya ma z i n g . H ei s a n dh a s f o u n dc o mp a n i e s wh of u n c t i o nt h e onehasnot a w, u n r e l e n t i n ga n dy e t h eh a s wr i t t e nt h eb e s t s a mewa y . D a v i di s a l s oa na v i dp h o t o g r a - r l o v es c e n e s I ’ v ee v e r r e a d . p h e r a n dg r a p h i c a r t i s t .


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dy o uf i r s t d i s c o v e r y o u r c r e a t i v et a l e n t s ? I n e v e r wa n t e dt ob eawr i t e r . I wa n t e dt ob eWhendi H EV E R YF I R S TT I MEi R E A L I Z E Di WA SA F R A I DO FT H E ag r e a t a c t o r . B u t wh e nI d i s c o v e r e dt h a t t h et D A R K . a L S O . . . I TWA St E N N I E L , S I Rj O H N , WH OI L L U S T R A T a c t o r i s a no r p h a nwi t h o u t t h ewr i t e r I E Dl E WI Sc A R R O L ' S' a L I C EI NwO N D E R L A N D ' , WH OC R E E DMYA L MO S TP E R F E C TN I G H T MA R EI MA G E: A L I C E b e c a mei n s t a n t l ya t t r a c t e dt ot h es o u r c eo f AT I T HH E RE L O N G A T E DN E C K ! ! ! mY( Y O U N G E R ! ) S I S T E R S t h ed r a ma ; t h es t o r y . I f a v o r v e r i s i mi l i t u d eW C H A S E DMEU N D E RO U RH O U S EB R A N D I S H I N GT H A TB O O K i nt h es e r v i c eo f t h ef a n t a s t i c . I c o u n t L e wi s OPE N E DT OT H A TV E R YP A G E .u N D E RT H EH O U S E , WH E R E P I D E R SB R E E DA N DE A T , A N DS O ME T I ME ST H EB O N E SO F C a r r o l l , Wi l l i a mS h a k e s p e a r e , C h a r l e s D i c k -S MA L LB O Y SWH OF E A RN O T H I N GMO R ET H A NP I C T U R E S e n s , Ma r kT wa i na n dWi n d s o r Mc C a ya s my S O F WI L D E Y E D , F E R A L E Y E DC H I C K SWI T HH A I RF R I Z Z E D a i d e r s a n da b e t t o r s . O U TI NE X T R O R D I N A R YS A V A G E R YF R O MT H ET I P P Y T O P H E I RH O R R I F Y I N G L Y . . . L O N G. . . N E C K SA R EF O U N D ! . . . N o r ma l l yas c r e e n wr i t e r , I ’ v er e n e we dmy OFT V E R Y T H I N GWA SAC A K E WA L KF R O MT H E R E . a N Di A C l o v e a f f a i r wi t ht h es t a g ea n dj o i n i n gt h e e T U A L L YH A V EAG R E A TR E S P E C TA N DF O N D N E S SF O RS P I A r t i s t i n R e s i d e n c yp r o g r a ms e e me da n DE R S . t H E YA R ET H EA R T I S T SO FT H EN A T U R A LWO R L D ; H EA N T SA R ET H EWO R K E R S ; Y O UMU S TN E V E RK I L L \ e n t i c i n ge x p e r i me n t . I a mt h r i l l e dt ob e T E I T H E R . a N DD O N ' TE V E NG E TMES T A R T E DO NT H EB E E S ! wo r k i n gwi t ht h eT A A Ct h e a t r ea n di n Wh a t i n s p i r e s y o ut ok e e pg o i n ga n dh o wd oy o uk e e p \ p a r t i c u l a r D a v i dG a r r i s o n , i t s ad r i v i n g your s e l f mo t i v a t e d ? O V E , O FC O U R S E . f o r c e . B u t a g a i nt h e r ei s al o t t ob eg a i n e di nL Wh a t d oy o uh a v et oo f f e r t h i s c o l l e c t i v eo f a r t i s t s ? p l a y i n go u r v e r s i o no f s t o n es o u p . H o w n OO N EMA YT R U L YG A U G ET H E I RWO R T HB YT R Y I N GT O wo u l dI d e s c r i b emy s e l f i nf i v ewo r d s ?A ME A S U R EI T . i C A N ' TS A YWH A TI TI ST H A Ti B R I N GT O T H I SL I T T L Eg A ME , B U Ti ' MH E R ET OP L A Y . wE ' R EH E R ET O me s s a g ei nab o t t l e . P L A Y , A N DWEJ U S TMI G H TB EWO R T HAG L A N C E .


C o u l dy o ut e l l u s a b o u t s o meo f y o u r wo r k ? Wh ywe r ey o ui n t e r e s t e di nt h eA r t i s t s I nR e s i d e n c y t H ES U MO FMYWO R K ?i D O N ' TK I N O W. . . h O P E F U L L Yi p r o g r a m? H A V E N ' TS U MME DU PY E T . s T I L L . . . MO S TO FMYWO R KI S i NE X A C T L YT WOWO R D S , s T O N Es O U P . wH I C HS H O U L D J U S TE X T R E ME L YI N D U L G E N TP L A Y , A N Di ' V EN E V E RP R E - B ET H EN A MEO FT H I SMA G A Z I N E . i ME A N , 1 6 1 6 ? ! n U MT E N D E DA N Y T H I N GE L S E . wH A TT H I SP L A YH O P E F U L L YE X -B E R S ? ! aY E A R ? ! wH A TE V E NH A P P E N E DI N1 6 1 6E X C E P T P R E S S E SI Sh O P E . h O P EWI T HAC A P I T A L' h ' . b U T , I T ' SN O TF O RA Ne A R LC R E A T I N GAS A N D WI C HA N DC A L L I N GI T ME A N TT OB EA C C E P T E DO RE MU L A T E D , B E C A U S EI TN O A F T E R D U H ! H I MS E L F ? ! b U T , T H EI N T R I G U I N GT H I N G L O N G E RP R E T E N D ST OMA K ES E N S E . t H O U G H . . . I TMA K E S H E R EI ST H ES T R A N G EMI XO FT I N K E R E R S . . . T H E YG R O WO N MO R ES E N S ET H A NS O ME . y O US A YI T ' SC O R N Y , A N Di Y O U , A N DWEMI G H TWA N TT OS T O PT H A T , B U Th E Y ! wE A G R E E , h O P EI SC O R N Y , B U T , T H O U G Hd E A T HI SS O ME - G O TP O E T SA N DP A T R I O T SA N DT H O S EWH OWO R KT H E I R T I ME SF U NT OF L I R TWI T H , O N EMU S TN E V E RB EI NL O V E WI L E SO NC A N V A SA N DWI T HME T A LA N DG L A S S , A N D . . . A WI T Hd E A T H , A N DT H EO P P O S I T EO Fd E A T HI Sh O P E . F E WP U N YWR I T E R S . c O MEA N DS E ET H E M, B U TD ON O T H o wwi l l y o ud e s c r i b ey o u r s t y l e ? F E E DT H E M. mYMO T T OI S , " mO R EWA T E R , L E S SWO O D . "i T ' SG O O D H o wwi l l / h a s t h i s p r o g r a mb e n e f i t y o u ? A D V I C E , A N Di S H O U L DT A K EI T . t H O U G Hi H A V EN O T H I N Gb YF I L L I N GMYC O F F E R SWI T HWA T E R F A L L SO FG O L D ! B U TT H EH I G H E S TR E S P E C TF O RT H EWA T E RO FT H EWO O D , A N DT H A T , O FC O U R S E , C O ME SI N T OI TA SWE L L . a N D D O N ' TE V E NG E TMES T A R T E DWI T HT H ES T O N E S ! a N DT H E B E E S , O FC O U R S E ! o RT H Eb E E g E E S ! Wh a t i s y o u r a p p r o a c ht od e s i g n ? t H EB E S TWA YT OS A YI TI S , I Fi WE R EAP E R S O NWA T C H I N GAS O N G , i WO U L DB EMO R EI MP R E S S E DB YT H Et R U T H O FT H ES O N G , T H A NT H ES I N G I N GO FT H ES O N G . mO S TO F MYF A V O R I T ES I N G E R SA R ER A W, F O RA L LT H E I RU N D E N I A B L EP R E C I S I O N , A N DT H EME S S A G EWA SN E V E RL O S TI N T H EME D I U M. . . O RME D I U MR A R E .


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T h r o u g h o u t t h i s r e h e a r s a l p r o c e s s p e o p l eh a v e o f t e na s k e dme , “ S o . Wh a t ’ s A r c a d i aa b o u t ? ”My b r a i ni n s t a n t l ys t a r t s f r e a k i n go u t wh e ni t t r i e s t o p r o c e s s t h a t q u e s t i o ni n t ot woo r t h r e en e a t l i t t l e s e n t e n c e s . ( e v e nwr i t i n gt woo r t h r e en e a t l i t t l e p a r a g r a p h s f o r d i r e c t o r ’ s n o t e s h a s t a k e nmewe e k s a n ds e v e r a l d r a f t s ) T h es c r i p t o f A r c a d i ap o k e s a r o u n di nh i s t o r y , s c i e n c e , ma t h , l i t e r a t u r ea n dl e a r n i n ga s awh o l e . T o m S t o p p a r ds h o ws o f f h i s e v e r s h a r pi n t e l l e c t wi t h l o f t yc o n c e p t s o f a c a d e mi at oa na l mo s t o v e r wh e l mi n gd e g r e e . I f e e l l i k ee a c ht i mewer e a di t o r s a wa r e h e a r s a l wec o u l dd i s c o v e r a na l l n e w. . . s o me t h i n g ; an e wh i d d e nc o n n e c t i o no r p a r a l l e l , ab e t t e r g r a s po f t h emo r ee r u d i t ec o n c e p t s , o r e v e nmi s s e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r h i s t o r i c a l r e v i s i o n i s m. “ I f o u n da n e wn u g g e t ! ”wa s c o mmo n l yp r o c l a i me dd u r i n gr e h e a r s a l s . E v e r ys i n g l ep e r s o ni n v o l v e di nt h i s s h o wh a s l e a r n e ds o me t h i n gn e w, wh e t h e r i t b et h el a ws o f t h e r mo d y n a mi c s , n e wt o n i a np h y s i c s , h o wt h e t h e o r yo f r e l a t i v i t yr e a l l ywo r k s , o r t h eu n d e r p i n n i n g s o f c h a o s t h e o r y . ( C a nI j u s t s a yh o wi n c r e d i b l e i t wa s t oh a v et woa we s o meh i s t o r i a n s / d r a ma t u r g s o nt h i s s h o wa l o n gwi t had i a l e c t c o a c hwh oi s a c t u a l l yB r i t i s h ! T h a t ma d emyl i f ee a s i e r . )

F o r me , t h o u g h , t h ev a l u eo f t h i s s h o wh a s n o t h i n g t od owi t ha n yo f t h o s es u r f a c et h i n g s , b u t i n s t e a d wh a t h a s ma d et h i s s h o wal o n g s t a n d i n gf a v o r i t e o f mi n ei s t h es i mp l el i n e : “ i t ’ s t h ewa n t i n gt o k n o wt h a t ma k e s u s ma t t e r ” . Wh i l ea l l t h a t s c h o l a r s h i pi s i n t e r e s t i n g , t h emo s t v a l u a b l ea n de n g a g i n gp a r t o f A r c a d i ai s t h ec h a r a c t e r s t h e ms e l v e s . Wh e t h e r i n2 0 1 2o r 1 8 1 2t h e i r d e s i r e s ( s p o k e na n d u n s p o k e n ) r e s o n a t ewi t hmea n d( f i n g e r s c r o s s e d ) , a l l o f u s . S owh a t i s A r c a d i aa b o u t ?We l l f o r mei t ’ s t h i s : N oma t t e r h o wmu c hwes e e kt ok n o w, i t wi l l b e f o r g o t t e n . N oma t t e r h o wmu c hwed e s i r et oh a v e , i t wi l l b et a k e n ; a n dn oma t t e r h o wmu c hwey e a r n t of e e l , o n ed a ya l l f e e l i n g s wi l l e n d . T h emi r a c l ei s , t h a t e v e na g a i n s t t h emo s t i mp o s s i b l eo f o d d s , wek e e pg o i n g . Wes t u d yt ol e a r na n d c h a l l e n g eo l di d e a s a g a i n s t n e wr e v e l a t i o n s . We s t r i v et oc o l l e c t a n dt r e a s u r et h o s et h i n gwh i c hwe , p e r s o n a l l y , d e e mb e a u t i f u l . Wed e f e n dt h er i g h t t o r e a c ho u t a n dl a yo u r h e a r t s b a r eb e f o r ee a c h o t h e r i nl o v e . N oma t t e r t h ef a c t t h ef a i l u r ei s f i n a l , wes t r u g g l eo n . A n di nt h a t s t r u g g l el i e s s o me t h i n gI d o n ’ t r e a l l y k n o wh o wt oe x p l a i n ; b u t i t h a s a l wa y s b e e n wi t h i nu s , a n da l wa y s wi l l b e , f r o mt i mei mme mo r i a l t ot i meu n i ma g i n a b l e . “ a n dI c a ns a ywi t ht h ep a i n t e r ‘ E t i nA r c a d i ae g o ’ ” B e n j a mi nT . I s ma i l


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F o r t h en e x t t h r e emo n t h s , t h e S a c r a me n t oT e mp o r a r yC o n t e mp o r a r y wi l l r a t t l ey o u r s e n s e s –a l l o f t h e m.


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T r u ma nl o v e dh i s Mo n t eC r i s t o s , t h e y ‘ p r e s i d e n t i a l ’ s p e l l .B u t t h e nh es a i d , a l mo s t a s i f h ewa s d i d n ’ t e x a c t l ya g r e ewi t hh i ma n dwe r ek i n do f‘ v o c a l ’t a l k i n gt oh i ms e l f : a b o u t i t , i f y o uk n o wwh a t I me a n . “ I t ’ s a l wa y s C h r i s t ma s wh e nt h e r e ’ s o n eo f Wa l t e r ’ s Mo n t eC r i s t o s a r o u n d . ”


A n dh ep o p p e dt h ec r u s t i n t oh i s mo u t h , t h o u g h t f u l l yc h e wi n g . T h e n , a f t e r h eh a ds wa l l o we d , b e c a u s eMr . T r u ma n n e v e r t a l k e dwi t hh i s mo u t hf u l l , h el o o k e do v e r a t me , a n d i t wa s s t r a n g e , b u t h ewa s l o o k i n ga t mel i k ei t wa s t h e v e r yf i r s t t i meh e ’ de v e r l a i de y e s o nme . T h e nh ec u t o f f a n o t h e r b i t o f c r u s t , a n ds a i d : “ Wa l t e r …i f y o uc o u l dt a k eo u t ac i t y …a n yc i t yo f f t h e ma p , I me a nr i g h t o f f t h ef a c eo f t h ee a r t h , wh i c ho n ewo u l d i t b e ? ” “ P h i l a d e l p h i aj u mp s t omi n d , ”I s a i dwi t has mi l e . “ I s p e n t as u mme r t h e r eo n c ewi t hmyA u n t L o ua n dI n e a r l y d i d n ’ t ma k ei t o u t . ” H eg r i n n e da t t h a t a n dn o d d e d . “ I t a i n ’ t t h eh e a t , Wa l t e r , m’ b o y , i t ’ s t h eh u mi d i t y . ” “ T h a t , a n dt h es k e e t e r s , t h eo r n e r yp e s t s . Y o uc o u l d l e a v eP h i l a d e l p h i ao nt h ema p , Mr . T r u ma n , s i r , j u s t t a k e o u t a l l t h es k e e t e r s a n dI ’ l l b eh a p p y . ” H ec h u c k l e da n dp u t t h en e x t b i t ei nh i s mo u t h , c h e wi n g a s I wa t c h e d , n o d d i n gh i s h e a dwi t ht h o s ec u r t l i t t l ed u c k s o f a p p r e c i a t i o nt h a t a l wa y s wa r me dt h i s o l dc o o k ’ s h e a r t , I c a nt e l l y o u . “ Wa l t e r , ”h ec o n t i n u e d , c u t t i n gi n t oh i s s e c o n dt r i a n g l e c r u s t , “ s u p p o s ey o uwa n t e dt oma k ea …we l l , l e t ’ s j u s t c a l l i t … amo d e s t s t a t e me n t ? ” “ Amo d e s t s t a t e me n t , Mr . P r e s i d e n t ?We l l , a l r i g h t . A n d j u s t wh oa mI ma k i n gt h i s mo d e s t s t a t e me n t t o ? ” H el i f t e dh i s n e x t b i t et oh i s mo u t h , a n db e f o r ep o p p i n gi t i n , h es mi l e dk i n do f s l y l ya n ds a i d : “ T ot h ewo r l d , Wa l t e r C h r i s t ma s . T ot h ewh o l ewi d e wo r l d . ” “ H u mp h , i s t h a t a l l ? ”I s a i dwi t hac a r e l e s s s h r u g , b e c a u s eI s t i l l d i d n ’ t q u i t ec a t c ho nt h a t h ewa s b e i n gs e r i o u s . “ T h a t ’ s a b o u t i t , p a r t n e r , ”h es a i ds i mp l y , t h i s t i mewi t h h i s mo u t hf u l l , t h o u g hh i s n a p k i nwa s h e l du pb e f o r eh i s l i p s . “ A n dj u s t wh a t i s i t I ’ ms a y i n gt ot h ewh o l ewi d ewo r l d , s i r , i f y o ud o n ’ t mi n dmea s k i n g ? ” A n dh i s e y e s p i n n e dme , s h i n i n gt h r o u g hh i s g l a s s e s , a n d h et o o kas i po f mi l k . I s h o u l dh a v eme n t i o n e db e f o r et h a t Mr . T r u ma na l wa y s h a dan i c eb i gg l a s s o f c h i l l e dmi l k a l o n g s i d eh i s Mo n t eC r i s t o . H el i k e dh i s mi l ka wf u l l yc o l d , s oc o l dh i s f i n g e r s ma d ei c yl i t t l ep r i n t s o nt h eg l a s s . D a b b i n ga t h i s l i p s h es mi l e da n ds a i d : .

“ I d o n ’ t mi n dy o u r a s k i n ga t a l l , Wa l t e r . Wh a t y o u ’ r e s a y i n gt ot h ewh o l ewi d ewo r l di s …t h a t t h eg a meh a s c h a n g e d . Y o u ’ r es a y i n gt h a t p e o p l eb e t t e r s t a r t a c t i n gc i v i l a g a i na r o u n dh e r e , a n dr e a l s o o n , o r t h i n g s a r eg o i n gt og e t v e r yme s s y . ” “ T o u g ht a l k , e h , s i r ? ” “ A f t e r af a s h i o n …”a n ds o me t h i n gi nh i mf a l t e r e d , “ …a f t e r af a s h i o n …” T h e nh es t a r t e di no nh i s t h i r dt r i a n g l e c r u s t a n d , h i s s mi l ef a d i n g , h ep r e s s e dj u s t al i t t l et o oh a r dwi t ht h ef o r k a n di t ma d ead e c i d e d‘ c l i n k ’ t h a t e c h o e dt h r o u g ht h er o o m a n dd o wnt h eh a l l . Web o t hf r o z ei nt h a t i n s t a n t , q u i e t a s t h eg r a v e , a s my G r a n d a dwo u l ds a y , s t r a i n i n go u r e a r s f o r t h es l i g h t e s t s o u n do f Mr s . T r u ma n ’ s a n g r ya p p r o a c h ; b u t o n l yal o n ga n d v a s t s i l e n c es t r e t c h e db a c ka wa yf r o mt h es o u n d , a s i f t h e wh o l ewo r l dwa s a s l e e pa n dh a do n l yr o l l e do v e r f o r a s e c o n da n dwa s n o ws e t t l e dd o wno n c emo r e . Wes mi l e d a n dr e l a x e dab i t . “ O r ma y b e , ”h es a i d , h i s v o i c el o w, “…ma y b eI c o u l dd o i t a n o t h e r wa y . ” “ A n dwh a t mi g h t t h a t b e , Mr . P r e s i d e n t , s i r ? ” “ I d o n ’ t r i g h t l yk n o w, Wa l t e r . B u t …ma y b es o me t h i n g a l o n gt h el i n e s o f …ma y b e… ad e mo n s t r a t i o n . As o r t o f e d u c a t i o n a l f i e l d r u n . ” A n dt h e nh en o d d e da g a i n , s t a r t i n go nh i s f o u r t ht r i a n g l e c r u s t , c u t t i n gi t s o f t e r n o w. “ S a y , ”h es a i d , “ t h a t wef i n do u r s e l v e s a ni s l a n d …ad e s e r t e do n e , a b o u tt h es i z eo f , s a y , N e wY o r ko r C h i c a g o …ma y b ee v e na s b i ga s y o u r P h i l a d e l p h i a . T h e y ’ r e a l l b i g , s p r a wl i n gme t r o p o l i s e s a r e n ’ t t h e y ? ” “ T h e ya r ei n d e e d , s i r , ”I a g r e e d . “ S o , wef i n do u r s e l v e s as u i t a b l yb i gi s l a n d , n o t as o u l o n i t , a n dwes e n dt h eC . B . ’ s o v e r t h e r e , s a yt h o u s a n d s o f t h e m, a n dwh a t t h e yd oi s b u i l dac i t y . ” “ We l l , s i r , I ’ l l b e t t h o s eC . B . ’ s a r eu pt oi t , I g u e s s . I s a wa ‘ Mo v i e T o n e ’ o nt h e mj u s t t h eo t h e r n i g h t , a n dt h e y ’ s we l l u pt ob u i l d i n gac i t y , wh a t wi t ht h e i r b i gp l a n e s a n db u l l d o z e r s a n dt r u c k s a n da l l . ” “ Y o ub e t . A n dt h a t ’ s j u s t wh a t t h e yd o . T h e yb u i l dac i t y . Ab i go n e , o v e r t h ee n t i r el e n g t ha n db r e a d t ho f t h a t i s l a n d , e v e r ye v e r l o v i n gi n c h ; h o u s e s , s t o r e s , o f f i c eb u i l d i n g s , s c h o o l s , p a r k s e v e n . A n do n c et h e y ’ r et h r o u g h , we ’ l l p u t p e o p l ei nt h o s eh o u s e s a n ds t o r e s a n ds c h o o l s . ”


“ U h h u h , ”I s a i d , al i t t l eu n c l e a r wh a t h ewa s d r i v i n ga t , “ a n dwh omi g h t t h e yb e ? ” “ O h , n o t ‘ r e a l ’ p e o p l e , Wa l t e r . J u s t ma n n e q u i n s , l i k ey o u s e ei nd e p a r t me n t s t o r ewi n d o ws . ” “ B u t , wh yma n n e q u i n s , Mr . T r u ma n , s i r ? ! ” “ T or e p r e s e n t p e o p l e . T os t a n df o r t h er e a l r e s i d e n t s o f a r e a l c i t yr i g h t d o wnt ot h el a s t d e t a i l , wh i c hwo u l di n c l u d e i t s ‘ i n h a b i t a n t s ’ , r i g h t ? ” “ Y o u ’ r et h eb o s s , I g u e s s , ”I s a i d . “ A n dy o uj u s t h a dt or e mi n dme , ”h es a i dwi t hs o me t h i n g b e t we e nas mi l ea n dag r i ma c eo nh i s f a c e . “ B u t s t a ywi t h me , Wa l t e r , b e c a u s ei t ’ s r e a l l ys o me t h i n gt ot h i n ka b o u t . N o w, a s I s a i d , web u i l do u r c i t y . Web u i l di t r i g h t , a n dma d e t os t a n d ; t ol a s t , a s a n ys e l f r e s p e c t i n gc i t ywo r t hi t s s a n d wo u l dwi s ht od o . Wet h e np o p u l a t ei t wi t ho u r ma n n e q u i n s wh o , f o r a l l i n t e n t s a n dp u r p o s e s , a r eg o i n ga b o u t t h e i r d a y a s a n yo t h e r c i t i z e nd o e s i na n yo t h e r c i t yi nt h ewo r l d . A n d t h e n …wei n v i t eo u r ‘ f r i e n d ’ H i r o h i t o , a n do u r o t h e r ‘ a c q u a i n t a n c e ’ , H e r r S c h i c k l e g r u b e r , a n dwet h r o wi no l d C o u s i nWi n s t o n , a n dU n c l eJ o s e f S . , a n dwea l l t a k et h e mf o r an i c ec o z yb o a t r i d et oap l a c ej u s t i ns i g h t o f t h e i s l a n d …o n l y , n o t t o oc l o s e . ” “ N o t t o oc l o s e ? ”I a s k e d , b e c a u s es o me t h i n ga b o u t t h e wa yh es mi l e dwh e nh es a i dt h i s ma d emet h i n kt h a t h e d i d n ’ t r e a l l yf i n dwh a t h ewa s s a y i n gs of u n n y . U s u a l l y t h o s eg r a ye y e s we r emi l da n d , f o r a l l t h es h r e wd n e s s , a l i t t l ed r e a my ; b u t n o wt h e r ewa s s o me t h i n gs t e e l yi nt h e m, a na l mo s t s i c k l yt i n g e , l i k ewh e nad o gi s c o mi n go ns i c k , a n di s al i t t l es k i t t i s h , a n dwa n t s t of i g h t i t b u t d o n ’ t k n o w h o w. “ O h , n o , wec e r t a i n l yd o n ’ t wa n t t og e t t o oc l o s e . B u t we ’ l l p r o v i d eo u r g u e s t s wi t hg o o dp o we r f u l b i n o c u l a r s f o r t h ed e mo n s t r a t i o n . ” “ O h , y e a h , ”I s a i d . “ I n e a r l yf o r g o t a b o u t t h ed e mo n s t r a t i o n . ” “ We l l , i t ’ s c o mi n gu p , Wa l t e r , s op a ya t t e n t i o n . ” “ Y e s , s i r . ” “ N o w, o n c eo u r g u e s t s a r ea l l r e a d y , t h e i r h i g h p o we r e d b i n o c u l a r st r a i n e do nt h ei s l a n d c i t y , I ma k emymo d e s t s t a t e me n t , j u s t l i k et h ewa yI t o l dy o u : ‘ G e n t l e me n , t h e g a meh a s c h a n g e d . I t ’ s t i met h a t p e o p l eg e t b a c kt ob e i n g c i v i l , t os u c ki t u pa n dl e a r nt og e t a l o n go nt h i s g o d f o r s a k e ne a r t h , o r t h i n g s a r eg o i n gt og e t p l e n t yme s s y . ’ ”

H ewa s n o wd o n ewi t hh i s f o u r t ha n dl a s t t r i a n g l e c r u s t , a n dn o wI k n e w, a f t e r aa n o t h e r l i t t l ed r i n ko f mi l k , t h a t h e ’ ds t a r t wo r k i n gh i s wa yi nt ot h eh e a r t o f t h e s a n d wi c h …b u t , t omys u r p r i s e , t h i s h ed i dn o t d o . O h , h e d r a n kt h emi l k , a l r i g h t , b u t a f t e r ab r i e f s i ph ep u t d o wnh i s f o r k , a n d , f o r t h eo n l yt i mei nh i s l i f e , a n do f t h i s I a ma b s o l u t e l yc e r t a i n , h ep u s h e daMo n t eC r i s t os a n d wi c ha wa yn o t e v e nt h r e e q u a r t e r s f i n i s h e d ! “ A n dt h e n …”h ec o n t i n u e d , h i s v o i c es i n k i n gd o wni n t o awh i s p e r s os o f t y o umi g h t h a v et h o u g h t t h a t Mr s . T r u ma n wa s l i s t e n i n gj u s t o u t s i d et h ek i t c h e nd o o r , ar o l l i n g p i ni n h a n d . . “ A n dt h e n …I g i v et h eo r d e r . ” “ T h e… ‘ o r d e r ’ , s i r ? ”I s a i di nawh i s p e r my s e l f . “ T h ep r e a r r a n g e do r d e r t os o meo f o u r b r a v eb o y s ma n n i n gap l a n e ; ap l a n ec a r r y i n gs o mev e r yi mp o r t a n t c a r g o . T h i s p l a n en o wf l i e s o v e r o u r l i t t l ei s l a n d c i t y , s ol i k eN e w Y o r k, o r C h i c a g o , o r , y e s , P h i l a d e l p h i a . I nf a c t , l e t ’ s c a l l i t ‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ i nh o n o r o f y o ua n dy o u r A u n t L o u . ” “ T h a n k s , “ I t r i e dt os mi l e , t h o u g hI wa s c o n f u s e d , “ …I g u e s s . ” “ Y o uma ywe l l mi g h t wa n t t oc h e c kt h a t t h o u g h t , my g o o dMr . C h r i s t ma s , f o r o u r g u e s t s a r ewa t c h i n gt h r o u g h t h e i r b i n o c u l a r s , a n dI h a v eg i v e nt h eo r d e r . T h ep l a n ewi t h t h ei mp o r t a n t c a r g oi s f l y i n go v e r o u r i s l a n d‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ . A n dn o w, i t i s d r o p p i n gi t s i mp o r t a n t c a r g o …a n dn o wi t i s f l y i n ga wa ya s f a s t a s i t c a ng o , i t s e n g i n e s c a nb eh e a r d s t r a i n i n ge v e na s f a r a wa ya s t h eb o a t ; o t h e r t h a n t h a t …o n l yab r i e f mo me n t o f s i l e n c e …a n d t h e n …K A B O O M! ” N o wt h i s wa s n ’ t s a i da l l t h a t l o u d , b u t a f t e r a l l t h ewh i s p e r i n g , i t wa s e n o u g ht oj e r kmeb a c ka n dI a l mo s t f e l l o f f mys t o o l , b u t Mr . T r u ma n ’ s h a n ds h o t r i g h t o u t a n dh er i g h t e dme ; a n di nawa yi t wa s k i n do f q u e e r , b e c a u s eh e a l mo s t l o o k e da s i f h eh a db e e ne x p e c t i n gi t a n dwa s r e a d y t ol e n dt h a t h a n dwh e ni t h a p p e n e d . “ J i mi n e yC h r i s t ma s ! ”I g a s p e d .“ Mr . T r u ma n , s i r ?Y o u me a na ? ! ” “ A n dt h e n , ”h es a i d , a s i f I h a d n ’ t s a i dawo r d , “ t h e na b r i g h t f l a s ho f l i g h t e r u p t s f r o mo u r ‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ , b l i n d i n g a l l o u r g u e s t s f o r amo me n t , b u t , …wh e nt h e i r s i g h t c l e a r s t h e ywi l l s e et h a t ‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ i s g o n e , a n dI me a na l l g o n e . A n da l l t h a t r e ma i n s t h e r e …i s ah u g ec l o u d , r i s i n g u pf r o mwh e r ei t wa s o n l ymo me n t s , s e c o n d s , b e f o r e . ”


“ T h a t wo u l db eo n eh e l l o f as h o w, Mr . T r u ma n , s i r . I f y o u c o u l dma k eawh o l ec i t yd i s a p p e a r i nap u f f o f s mo k e , n o o n ewo u l dt a l ka b o u t H o u d i n i n omo r e . ” “ We l l , y e s , Wa l t e r , b u t I d i d n ’ t ma k e‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ d i s a p p e a r . I o b l i t e r a t e di t ; e x p l o d e di t i n t ot i n yl i t t l ep i e c e s . T h a t ’ s wh a t t h ec l o u di s , Wa l t e r , i t ’ s c o u n t l e s s t i n yp i e c e s o f t h i n g s t h a t u s e dt ob es t o r e s a n dh o u s e s , a n ds c h o o l s a n d , we l l , p e o p l e …a l l b l o wnt ob i t s i nt h eb l i n ko f a ne y e . ” “ T h a t ’ s s t i l l ag o o dt r i c k . I me a n , i t s u r ewo u l dg e t y o u r g u e s t s a t t e n t i o n , wh i c hI g u e s s wa s y o u r p o i n t . A mI r i g h t , s i r ? ” “ Y o ua r e , Wa l t e r . B u t , y o uh a v et or e me mb e r t h a t o u r i s l a n d‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ wa s o n l yaC . B . b u i l t c i t y . T h es t o r e s n e v e r s o l das i n g l ei t e m, t h es c h o o l s , t h o u g hwe l l a t t e n d e d b y‘ ma n n e q u i n ’ c h i l d r e n , n e v e r t a u g h t s omu c ha s a t wo p l u s t wo …t h ep a r k s n e v e r h e a r dl a u g h t e r , o r t h e c h a t t e r o f b i r do r s q u i r r e l …a n dt h es t r e e t s o n l ye v e r p l a y e dh o s t t of r o z e n , p a p e r ma c h i e rp e o p l e . N ol i f e , wi t h t h ee x c e p t i o no f t h eC . B . ’ s , wh oa r en o ws a f e l yt u c k e do u t o f h a r m’ s wa y , e v e r f l o u r i s h e dt h e r e ; n oc u l t u r ef l o we r e d a n dg r e w, n on a t i o n a l i d e n t i t ywa s f o r me d , f o r g o o do r i l l , t oma k ei t s mo d e s t ma r ku p o nt h ewo r l d . “ B u t …i f y o uh a dt od e s t r o yac i t yt oma k eamo d e s t s t a t e me n t , y o uc o u l dh a r d l yd ob e t t e r t h a no u r h a n d y , l i t t l e c i t y . Wh y , o u r i s l a n d‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ c o u l dh o l di t s h e a du p h i g ha n dg od o wni ng l o r yk n o wi n gt h a t i t n e v e r r e a l l ywa s , b u t t h a t i t c a meb r i e f l yi n t ob e i n gp r e c i s e l yt oc o met on o t h i n g ; t ob ed e s t r o y e d , s ot h a t a n o t h e r c i t ywi t hr e a l s t r e e t s a n dh o u s e s a n ds c h o o l s , wi t hr e a l p e o p l ei nt h e m, mi g h t n o t b e . Wo u l d n ’ t t h a t b eah a n d yl i t t l ec i t y , i n d e e d ! ” A n dI a g r e e dwi t ht h ema n . H ewa s t h eP r e s i d e n t , y e s , b u t Mr . T r u ma n ’ s h a n d y , l i t t l ec i t ys e e me dl i k eap o we r f u l i d e a , a n dI t o l dh i ms o . “ Wh y , ama nwh oc o u l dj u s t wi p eac i t yo f f ama pl i k e t h a t wo u l db eama nt ob er e c k o n e dwi t h ! Ama ny o u wo u l d n ’ t wa n t t oc r o s s ! Ama n ! ” B u t , I s u d d e n l ys t o p p e d , b e c a u s eI g o t j u s t t h eb a r e s t h i n t o f wh a t I n o wk n o wi ni t s t e r r i b l ee n t i r e t y ; b u t i t g e t s wo r s e , f o r Mr . T r u ma nl o o k e da t mewi t he y e s s owe t wi t h p a i na n dl o n e l i n e s s , t h a t I k n e wh ewa s a l l a l o n e , e v e na s h es a t n o t af o o t a wa yf r o ma n o t h e r l i v i n g , b r e a t h i n g h u ma n . T h a t ’ s wh e nI r e a l l yb e g a nt od i ml ys e ewh a t i t c o u l da l l me a n , a n dt h a t ’ s wh e nh es a i dt h el a s t o f i t , t h e p a r t t h a t I c a nr e a l l yr e me mb e r wo r df o r wo r d .

“ B u t t h e ywo n ’ t l e t meh a v emy‘ h a n d y , l i t t l ec i t y ’ , Wa l t e r . T h e ys a ya s ad e mo n s t r a t i o ni t ’ s f i n e , b u t a s a s t a t e me n t …i t ’ s j u s t al i t t l et o omo d e s t . I t i s , a s I ’ v es a i d , a ‘ l i f e l e s s ’ c i t y , wh i c hI t h o u g h t t ob ead e f i n i t ep l u s …Y e s , a d e f i n i t ep l u s …B u t t h a t , i t s e e ms , i s i t s b i gd r a wb a c k . I ’ m t o l dt h e d e mo n s t r a t i o n , …i f i t ’ s t oh a v et e e t h , i s g o i n gt oh a v et o , we l l …h a v et e e t h . A n di t h a s t oh a v et e e t h , Wa l t e r , b e c a u s eo f a n o t h e r ‘ i s l a n dc i t y ’ al i t t l ec l o s e r t oh o me . I t r u s t y o uk n o wt h a t t h a t c i t ywa s n ’ t q u i t ewi p e do f f t h ema p , b u t i t s e e ms t h a t a n o t h e r ‘ l i t t l e ’ r e q u i r e me n t i nt h i s l i t t l es i t u a t i o ni s t o‘ u pt h ea n t e ’ . S o …o u r ‘ P h i l a d e l p h i a ’ wi l l n e v e r s e et h el i g h t o f d a y . I t …i t j u s t s e e ms as h a mei s a l l . ” A n dt h e nh es c o o c h e db a c kh i s s t o o l , r e t i e dh i s r o b e , a n d s t o o dwi t has h o r t g r u n t . H el i f t e dt h eg l a s s o f mi l ka n d d r a n ki t f u l l o f f , a n dt h e nr e p l a c e di t n e x t t ot h ep l a t e , o n e o f t h es ma l l , y e l l o ws a n d wi c h p l a t e s wi t ht h eP r e s i d e n t i a l s e a l o nt h e m, wh e r et h emo s t l yu n e a t e nMo n t eC r i s t os a t , g o n eq u i t ec o l dn o w, a n dl o o k i n gmo r et h a nj u s t al i t t l ef o r l o r n . “ G o o d n i g h t , g o o ds i r , ”h es a i ds o f t l y . “ I f e a r I ’ v et a k e n a d v a n t a g eo f ar a t h e r l i b e r a l i n d u l g e n c ea t y o u r e x p e n s e . I s h o u l d n ’ t h a v ed o n ei t , b u t , a s y o umu s t k n o w, I j u s t n e v e r c o u l dr e s i s t o n eo f Wa l t e r C h r i s t ma s ’ s Mo n t eC r i s t o s . ” A n dh ewa s o f f b a c ku p s t a i r s , a n di t ma yr e l i e v ey o ut o k n o w, o n c ea g a i nwi t h o u t Mr s . T r u ma na n yt h ewi s e r . A n dI c a ns t i l l r e c a l l l o o k i n gd o wna t t h a t s i l l yl i t t l ep l a t e ,o n eo f t h ey e l l o wo n e s , a n dI d o n ’ t k n o wwh y , b u t I k n e wt h a t h e ’ d n e v e r c o med o wnt ot h ek i t c h e nl i k et h i s l a t ea t n i g h t e v e r a g a i n . A n dh ed i d n ’ t . A n d , s t r a n g e , b u t I a l s ok n e w, a g a i n n o t k n o wi n gh o w, t h a t Mr . T r u ma nwo u l dn e v e r h a v eh i m a n o t h e r Mo n t eC r i s t os a n d wi c he v e r i nh i s l i f e . I k n o w, l e a s t wi s e , t h a t h en e v e r h a da n o t h e r f r o mme . Mr . T r u ma nn e v e r g o t t ob u i l dh i s ‘ h a n d y , l i t t l ec i t y ’ , a n d I ’ mg u e s s i n gy o uk n o wt h a t t h a t h o n o r we n t t ot woa c t u a l ‘ i s l a n d c i t i e s ’ i nac o u n t r ywh e r et h e yk n o wh o wt od e e p f r y t h i n g s a t l e a s t . A f t e r t h eb i gf l o o f l a h , a n dt h a t mu s h r o o mc l o u da l l o v e r ‘ T h eMo v i e T o n eN e ws ’ , t h i n g s g o t k i n do f ‘ r u s h y ’ a t t h eWh i t eH o u s e , a n dt h e nI k ewa s i n , s ot h a t wa s o n ef o r K a n s a s ; a n dt h e nt h eF i f t i e s we r ei n , o f c o u r s e , a n d t h a t wa s o n ef o r E l v i s ; a n di t s e e me dl i k en oo n ei nt h e U n i t e dS t a t e s o f A me r i c awa n t e dt of e e l l i k ea n y t h i n go t h e r t h a nawi n n e r , a n dt h e yd i d n ’ t h a v et o . T woJ a pc i t i e s a n da b u n k e r i nB e r l i nh a dp r o v e dt h a t o n c ea n df o r a l l , t oa l mo s t e v e r y b o d y ’ s s a t i s f a c t i o n .


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Wec a t s d o n ’ t r e a do r wr i t e( wi t hs o me s t a n d a r d s t ou p h o l d , a n dy o uh u ma n s s e e mt oh a v eb e e ni b v i o u s e x c e p t i o n s ) , b u t o n l yb e c a u s ewed o n ’ t wa n t t o ; s l a c k i n go f f j u s t al i t t l et o of r e q u e n t l yo f l a t e .o o , h o we v e r , s i n gq u i t ewe l l . Y o uh u ma n s d os e e mt o O r c o u l dI b ewr o n ga b o u t t h a t ?Y e a h , r i g h t . T h ec a t i swed i k ewr i t i n ga n dr e a d i n go u t l o u d , a n dy o u ’ v ee v e ng i v e ni t wr o n g !l a me: P o e t i q u e t t e . I t h a p p e n s t wi c ee v e r ymo n t ho n T a k et h i s p l a c ewh e r eI l i v e , s ma c kd a bi nt h emi d d l eo fan u e s d a y s wh e t h e r y o un e e di t o r n o t . C o met ot h i n ko f i t , wh a t c a no n l yb ed e s c r i b e da s ac a t n i pc o n v e n t i o n .T i c kt h eR h y me r r u n s t h ewh o l eb a l l o f y a r ns oma y b eh e H u ma n s a r eap u z z l e me n t e v e na t t h eb e s t o f t i me s , b u tN h o u l d n ’ t b ea s k e da b o u t wh yi t h a p p e n s . Ma y b ewe wh a t i s af e l i n et oma k eo f s u c hd o g g e db e h a v i o r ?H e h ,s h o u l da s kh i mwh e ni t wi l l s t o p ? h e h …’ d o g g e d ’ … s o t b l o o d yl i k e l y . F o r o n et h i n g , I ’ v en e v e r s e e nag r o u po f p e o p l es o N a s k e dt woo f t h e‘ P a i n t o r s ’ , R a p h a e l t h eG a t o , h eo f t h e p r o n et og e t t i n gp a i n t u p o nt h e ms e l v e s ! Y o u ’ dt h i n ki tI mo o t ha n di mp r e s s i v eh e a d , a n dt h e‘ f a r u pd a r ko n e ’ we r es o mek i n do f b a l mt h ewa yt h e ys l a pi t o n , d a u b i n g ,s h e yc a l l ‘ J e f f ’ , o r a s I h a v ed u b b e dh i m, ‘ S c r a t c h i n ’ P o s t ’ , d a u b i n g , d a u b i n ga l l t h r o u g ht h e i r d a y s ( wh e nt h e yc o u l dt u s t wh a t t h e yt h o u g h t o f a l l t h i s r a mp a n t e x p r e s s i o n b es l e e p i n g , l i k eme ) a n da l l t h r o u g ht h e i r n i g h t s ( wh e nj o i n go na r o u n dh e r e , a n dt h e yb o t hs a i dt h e yd i d n ’ t t h e yc o u l d , o f c o u r s e , b es l e e p i n g ) . Wh e nI s u g g e s t ag n o w; wh i c hd i d n ’ t s u r p r i s eme . B u t t h eG a t od i ds a yt h a t t o n g u e b a t hmi g h t b ei no r d e r t h e yl o o ka t mer a t h e rk d e a s s p a r ki d e a s , wh i c hs p a r ks t i l l o t h e r i d e a s , a n dt h e n b l a n k l ya n dwa l ka wa y . I t ’ s u n h y g i e n i c .i h o s ei d e a s , a n dI r e a l l yd o n ’ t t h i n kh ewa s t a l k i n gd o wn F o r a n o t h e r , t h e ya l l s e e mt og e t q u i t ewo r k e du po v e rt omeo nt h i s , h a v ek i t t e n s . t h e s et h i n g s t h e yc a l l ‘ t h e a t r i c a l s ’ ( wh i c hs o u n d s s u s p i -t t s e e me dp e r f e c t l ys e n s i b l et ome . c i o u s l yl i k ewo r ms t ome ) a n dt h e yc a nb es e e nc o mi n g I s f o r o l ’ ‘ S c r a t c h i n ’ P o s t ’ , h es a i dwh e na r t i s t s , p l u mb a n dg o i n gf r o mt h eB i gI d e aT h e a t r e , a n dt h en e wl yc r e - A r s , c e r t a i ni n s u f f e r a b l es o mme l i e r s , t e l e p h o n es o l i c i t o r s , a t e dT A A Ct h e a t r e , g a b b l i n ga n dg i b b l i n ga b o u t wh a t t h e ye e e p s e af i s h e r me n( y u m) , a l u mi n u ms i d i n gs a l e s me n , a r eg o i n gt od oa b o u t i t , o r h o wt h e y ’ r eg o i n gt og oa b o u td n dj u s t a b o u t a n yl i t e r a i l p a s s e n g e r y o uc o u l dn a meg e t d o i n gi t , wh a t e v e r ‘ i t ’ i s ; b u t a s n e a r a s I c a ng a u g ei t t h ea o g e t h e r as t r a n g ea l c h e mye n s u e s , t h ea c r y l i c h i t s t h ef a n wh o l et h i n gs e e ms t ob ea b o u t d r e s s i n gu pi no t h e rt n ds o meo f i t i s j u s t b o u n dt owi n du po nt h ewa l l s . H o p e p e o p l e ’ s c l o t h e s a n dt a l k i n gf a r t o ol o u d . We l l , i f t h e r ei sa u l l y , s o meo f i t , h ewi n k e d , o nt h ewa l l s o f t h eS a c r a n op a i n t o nt h e m, I ’ mi nf a v o r o f i t , b u t k e e pi t d o wnt oaf n t oT e mp o r a r yC o n t e mp o r a r yG a l l e r ywh e r eR e b e c c a d u l l r o a r , wi l l y o u ?H e h …t h ec a t s a i d‘ r o a r ’ … me a r r i s o n , awo ma nwh o s eg r a c ei s b e y o n dc a t s , p r e s i d e s , Myc l o s ep e r s o n a l f r i e n d , Mo l l yt h eS c u l p t r e s s , s a y s IG e c a u s e , we l l , s h eh a s ag r a c eb e y o n dc a t s a n dar a r ee y e s h o u l d n ’ t s we a t t h e s et h i n g s , a n ds h es h o u l dk n o w, b e -b o r t h i n g s t h a t g owe l l o nawa l l . Mo l l y , D a v i d , e v e no l ’ c a u s e , b e i n ga nH o n o r a r yF e l i n eh e r s e l f , s h ei s a b l et oa c -f S c r a t c h i n ’ P o s t ’ a n dt h eG a t oh a v eb e e ns e e no nt h o s e c o mp l i s hmu c hwh i l ema k i n gi t l o o kl i k eme r e l yaf l i c ko f‘ l l s , t r y i n g , s oI h e a r , t op r o v et h a t o n ep i c t u r ei s wo r t h t h eo l dt a i l . N o t o n l yaS c u l p t r e s s ( i nme t a l s , n ol e s s ! ) ,wa h o u s a n dwo r d s . B a c kt owo r d s a g a i n ! Y o us e et h i s v i s h e ’ s aP a i n t r e s s , C l a y i s t a n dq u i t eac l a s s yG l a s s B l o w-at i o u s t a i l c h a s et h e ya r ei n ? !H o wd ot h e yma n a g ea l l t h a t o l o g i s t , a n dI p a r t i c u l a r l yc o v e t t h o s eb i g , l o v e l yC h r i s tc u g g l i n g ? ! ma s o r n a me n t s s h ema d et h i s y e a r , f l e c k e dwi t hy e l l o wj h e‘ o l ds c r i b b l e r ’ i s n i c ee n o u g h , t h o u g h ; h eo n c eg a v e b u t t e r f l i e s , o r s t u d d e dwi t ht h ewh i t es t u f f y o uc a l lT r i e dc h i c k e n , s oh ec a nl i v ewh e nwec a t s d e v e l o po p ‘ s n o w’ , a n dwec a l l‘ C o l dWh i t eS wa t t i e s ’ .mef p o s a b l et h u mb s a n dr e s c u et h ewo r l d . B u t d o n ’ t t e l l D a v i d .


A n dD a v i d ! Myp o o r , d e a r D a v i dwo n ’ t t e l l y o ut h i s , b u t h ed r e a ms h i s p l a y s , p h o t o g r a p h s a n dwr i t e s t h e m d o wn , h ed i r e c t s t h e m, a c t s i nt h e m, a n de v e ns i n g s i n t h e ms o me t i me s …s o …j u s t s a y i n , y o uk n o w…h e ’ s mo r et h a nal i t t l eo b s e s s e d . I t ’ s h a r dt og e t amo me n t t o my s e l f o nt h e‘ T a p p y T a p p yT h i n g ’ wh e nh e ’ s a r o u n d . T h e r eh a v et ob el i mi t s , p e o p l e ! T h e s ewo r d s , t h a t I ’ v et a k e nd r a s t i c me a s u r e s t owr i t e d o wno nt h e‘ T a p p y T a p p yT h i n g ’ , ma ywe l l n o t s l i p t h r o u g hu n n o t i c e d . I f t h e yd o , s ob e t t e r f a r et h ewo r l da t l a r g e ! ; i f n o t , D a v i dh a s a s s u r e dmet h a t h ewa s b r o u g h t u po naf a r ma n dh ek n o ws ma n ywa y s t os k i nme . N o t s u r p r i s i n gt h a t t h e s ep a i n t s p a t t e r e dc r a z i e s c o v e t myf i n e , f i n eo c e l o t e s q u ec o a t , e h ?E a t y o u r h e a r t s o u t , ’ a r t i s t s ’ , t h i s c a t i s o u t o f h e r e . F e l i xN o b l i s O b l i q u e , P r e s t i d i g i o u s N o s t r u m,I a mB o q .

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