Paula Koneazny: Grammar Lessons

1. In a declarative sentence much can come in between:


He had no formal training; aluminum and copper gave him a shudder. Then one day he stumbled into some driftwood. The next thing he knew he owned 3 pianos. No longer having to illuminate anything, he experienced a sense of freedom. He said, “Movement in the exhaust pipes created this.” She said, “I was an athlete once.” She had 10 pallets of metal, each shoulder-high. She always started with realism, then went abstract, because she fancied herself the narrative that would adhere. They both were dictated to by their materials; not driven nuts, but driven to do something. Crushed mother-of-pearl, star ruby, sandalwood and camphor were nothing but art supplies to them.

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