First appeared in the Boston Book Review.
Q&A Lawrence Weschler: Long Thoughts
Passersby, on occasion, would wander in. Many would wander right back out. But some would stay and linger. David tells the story of one fellow who spent a long time in the back amidst the exhibits and then, emerging, spent almost as long a time studying the pencil sharpener on his desk. “It was just a regular pencil sharpener,” David assured me, “it wasn’t meant to be an exhibit but he couldn’t get enough of it.”
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders: A Natural History of Amazement