Now a better stage.
Stage of marking footnotes for 3rd edition of the Norton Critical Edition of MOBY-DICK.
See little Bartleby stool--not the grand Bartleby chair on which I wrote FLAWED TEXTS AND VERBAL ICONS in 1983. See the shelf on piano-lid hinges. See one of the hanging lights and imagine the fabulous recessed ceiling lights from the great Cayucos Electric magician. See the mug of pencils sharpened in the top floor office electrically, not on Hayford's manual one which I took in 1963 (leaving him my fancy new one that grasped the pencil). See the hippo in ballet legging on the floor for feet. See the library snake holding open a 1967 NCE. See me wheeling in the revolving chair to cross to the computer to see just where the check mark goes within the text. Good to move every few minutes.
Good to take break to get out camera.
See the Melville books being crowded out by ORNERY PEOPLE books. See for the last time, since the Melville collection is going South to Beaumont.