Thursday Evening Previews Scripts: [Untitled] [pencil on yellow legal pad paper with emendations in ink]
". . . it's just a beautiful object. It's already perfect. It's like the No. 2 pencil. It's a classic. It's cheap and you don't get to use it as a kid. I think it's the grown-up version of the writing paper we use as kids." --- writer Suzanne Snider talking with reporter Madeline Brand
William Gibson claims the word cyberspace "first saw the light in red Sharpie on a yellow legal pad."
Further afield, you can design your own custom legal pad tennis shoe.
But for today, how about this lovely poem, with a title that demanded my attention:
Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper
by Martín Espada
At sixteen, I worked after high school hours
at a printing plant
that manufactured legal pads:
stacked seven feet high
as I slipped cardboard
between the pages,
then brushed red glue
up and down the stack.
No gloves: fingertips required
for the perfection of paper,
The rest is here
Poetry Friday is hosted today by Jules at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast