APPRECIATION IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED
From: paupst jim
Subject: YOUR WORK
Date: 26 March, 2014 7:22:47 AM EDT
To: Paupst Linda
Terry was helping me hang paintings in my new condo which has a surface area greater than 41 King St.
I remarked to him that your not receiving the Order of Ontario was an egregious mistake by the selection committee.
What an extraordinary canon of work you produced.
Big T totally agreed.
Many of the recipients received the award for work in a particular political party, what a joke.
In life, the odds against are 7/5, unless you are connected, an intoxicating irony.
Despite all of this, your work stands.
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From: Paupst Linda <lrpaupst@….>
Subject: Re: YOUR WORK
Date: 27 March, 2014 11:09:46 AM EDT
To: paupst jim <jimpaupst@….. >
Good Morning Jim,
What a lovely note to read as I drink my morning coffee. Thank you for this.
I appreciate the irony you mentioned. But, I was so surprised by the nomination itself, and I felt so honoured, more than at any other time in my life, so winning was truly of no consequence to me. It was a wonderful feeling to know that the work and the ‘canons’ themselves were appreciated. It was more than I expected, and it was all that my soul needed.
There has been enough time past since publication, that I look at the four volumes now and have difficulty believing I accomplished all of that. I used to procrastinate to such a degree that I seldom finished anything. But this project nagged at me and I feared kicking the bucket before recording all the data, stories and photos I had acquired.
I hope you are enjoying your new condo. Hanging paintings means that your digs will feel like ‘home’. As least I hope that is the case.
I trust you are well and enjoying life. I was in Toronto yesterday with a friend, Sally, to attend the One of a Kind Show at the Energy Center. It was a disappointment – nothing like the glorious items of years past that used to entice the senses.
Thank you again.