Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Want For Wonder

"We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders."


y-intercept said...

I think this task is confusing form with function. The function of a pencil is a tool for drawing black lines. You probably could make a charcoal style writing stick without too much hassle.

If you are trying to match form, then, yes, you have a very difficult job. Your success in the endeavor would greatly henge on accessibility to the right materials.

Tyler Farrer said...

You know Chesterton also wrote a little story called "Chalk" that I think you'd like.

On the other hand I'm trying to match form. I could easily do an early form of pencil that consists of the "lead" wrapped in string. You would unwrap the string as you wear down the tip to expose more lead.

That would be too easy and hardly prove anything.