Viewing the local antiquities

Money changes hands, 
and hands change money: We fold, crumple, smooth our bills; touch them, count them, stack them; use special pens to see if they're counterfeit; feel them; smell them when they're fresh.

We flip, jingle, shake our coins; put them on railroad tracks.

We collect them.

I imagine Annie as a child: Brilliant, uncirculated; her devices unworn, obverse; reverse.



You are a very eloquent writer.

By Blogger Jenn, at July 21, 2004 9:16 AM  

I had to look up a word here, which is quite rare in my experience. Once digested I found it to be perfectly situated. I second the above.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 23, 2004 11:59 AM  

Anonymous -- Can you tell me what word you had to look up?


Dr Johnson once said that whenever you think you've written something particularly fine, strike it out...

By Blogger John Psmyth, at July 23, 2004 5:29 PM  

adj. facing or turned towards the observer.
n. the side of a coin that bears the principal design.
Very nice.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 23, 2004 5:51 PM  

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