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There Are Many Ways to Show Pain

Rembrandt Meets Jackson Pollock   Rembrandt, when he is able, is the first to speak. Rembrandt: You fell over? Pollock opens a fresh beer. Rembrandt: I mean— Waving a Dutch hand at Blue Poles, or whatever such. Rembrandt: You did this? Pollock lights a cigarette. Rembrandt: On purpose? Pollock blows smoke. Rembrandt: Excuse me, this is your art? Pollock’s reply is not to reply. Rembrandt looks at the picture again, intently now. Rembrandt: Kinderspiel. Tilts his head this way, that way. Rembrandt: I don’t see it. A narrow-eyed squint, a wide-eyed stare. Rembrandt: Personally, no. Shakes his head. Rembrandt: I’m…

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