Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Q&A Lawrence Weschler: Long Thoughts


First appeared in the Boston Book Review.
(Date approximate).

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