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Old 07-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #4
Paul Schweer
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 43
Re: Paper House: Four Stories from the Dojo

Susan Dalton wrote: View Post
Lovely, Paul. I hear these voices.
It was the oddballs. After my body got used to the physical realities of training -- the sore wrists, my legs not wanting to do stairs for a while -- it was the oddballs I noticed. The beret-wearing stoner. Guy working a bull whip in the parking lot. Kind of stuff that stands out.

But eventually it was the voices I noticed, or more, those with a unique voice. A story somebody told, sometimes just a sentence, would stick with me. Was trying to capture that.

Appreciate your saying that came through for you, Susan. Those folks gave me a lot of their time and a lot of themselves. Means a lot hearing it succeeded on some level.

Paul Schweer
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