He managed to look fairly engaged at the perle threads and the sketchbooks. He was actually quite fascinated with the bead sticks. But, when I cane to explain how the Jones Tones glue was particularly recommended by Linda Kemshall for foiling techniques, he got a look. You know - a look.
"You've got a look."
"Well, its glue. I was just wondering how you can get excited about glue."
Then today the postman arrived. He came bounding upstairs all excited with his new book. A heavy tome with no pretty pictures of distressed chiffon at all. I read the cover. The Landmark of Thucydides - A History of the Peloponesian Wars.
"What? " he says.
"Nothing." He diappears and comes back with another hefty volume.
"Look, it's the sequel to The Landmark - Herodotus. The Histories. Igot them from New York. I'm really into the Pelopenesian wars now. What?"
"Ok. Fair point."
He really is excited though: