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http://reinhold.marxhausen.net/archive/JonesMural/" Karl Marxhausen
"Yesterday was another time-travel experience for me. When Karl and I were young, it was not unusual for Marx to put us to work filling in areas of mosaic glass or raw split wood on murals he was executing. He'd set us down with jars of the Italian tiles and a tile snipper and a bottle of glue and tell us what he needed done.
So yesterday I was on a ladder with that very same tile nipper in my hands, poking through the bowls of tile that Anne had painstakingly sorted from the few remaining supplies we have, finding as close to the right color for the missing spots on the Jones mural, and snipping them to size as needed.
On a more grandiose level, the thought crossed my mind of workmen doing exactly the same thing centuries and even millennia ago, painstakingly putting the bits of glass into floors and walls across Europe and the Middle east, and here we are today, still at it." Paul Marxhausen