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'a' is for artist

updated fri 29 aug 03


Kathie Wheater on thu 28 aug 03

Dear Vince,
I am so sorry I cannot follow your 12 step program to become
an artist.You see, I was branded as such shortly after birth. A purple
letter 'A' on my left cheek. It pervades my every thought process.
I wanted to be a neuro surgeon and wielded a scalpel like no other
in the dissection labs. When I sat down to diagram what I saw my
pen became possesed. The drawings of nerve and vascular tissues
became sprites and trees, viscera rivers carried gondoliers to the colon.
It was then that I knew, and my teachers did too, what my role in life
was to be. A Dominoes pizza delivery girl.