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ink across a century

Today, in celebration of my first wee royalty cheque ever from SOCAN for the Requiem (I’ll never be rich but how nice it is to see even a penny of royalties), I bought

I found it in a Victoria, BC bookshop for $35.00 and it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up when I was shown it. It has three little India ink blotches on it which endears it to me more than any pristine copy might – this means it was read and kept close – and is hand-sewn. How I love the hand-sewn little gifts of ink and intentions such as those made by Jaime Robles my colleague in eXegesis.

Somehow, this little pamphlet survived a century almost and has made it into my hands. I can’t wait to share it with my students.

words/ink/intentions across a century… oh if only I could speak with its original owner!

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