I don’t want to get all mystical. But I think the universe may have responded to my request. It hasn’t delivered me a Van Gogh. But it did give me an idea.
Have you ever heard of the red paper clip guy? He started with a red paper clip and traded up to a house
It’s an amazing story. On the first trade he got a pen; and then he traded for a doorknob; and then a keg of beer and a bar light; and so on. Fourteen trades and one year later he had a house.
Well, if someone can trade up to a house from a red paper clip, I figure that I can trade up to a Van Gogh.
And I think I’ll start with a picture drawn by Dominic, my girlfriend’s eight-year-old nephew. It’s the one on the side over there. Yes, that’s what I’m going to do. I am going to trade Dominic’s original for a painting; and then I’ll trade that painting for another; and so on. Who knows? Maybe fourteen trades and one year later I’ll have a Van Gogh.
So anyone who wants to trade with me let me know. I’ll drive (or fly) to wherever you might be in order to trade with you.
AMANDA C. MATHIS
5 weeks ago