Snippets With Nothing in Common and Yet They Ended Up Together

You know, I make snippets on ATC sized cards. Sometimes I grab what I’ve got lying around and then other times I’ve painted cards especially for the purpose of being a snippet background.

Lots of times I group snippets and other small poems by their themes. This time I’m going to do it by card appearance. Let’s see if the snippet serendipity team can pull a theme together, or can you?

These snippets are from June, 2017.

11 thoughts on “Snippets With Nothing in Common and Yet They Ended Up Together

  1. I love the idea of the Snippet Serendipity Team. Do you think they sit in an over-large, over-air-conditioned basement office in Palo Alto? The place used to be lined with reference books but since old Steve retired, whose brainchild the team originally was, and by chance – what else – young Jordan joined, the reference books have been boxed up and put in the anteroom and now they all check things online. ‘Just Google it,’ Jordan urges and even though Sue and Wolfgang don’t quite understand, still, why Google is a verb, that’s what they mostly do these days. For Barry, Jean-Yves and Francesca it’s taken a lot of the fun out of serendipity, but their own retirement is on the horizon and they’re pretty resigned to change in the modern world. After all, you never know what it’ll throw up…

  2. I can’t stop laughing. You have written a whole story here. Oh, I hope you’ll illustrate it, please? And for some reason, it made me think of my days as a trainee in a large bank (1980ish) and our area was next to the credit reporting area (where businesses called in to see if a check they were thinking of accepting from a customer was good). Staffed by a very old-school guy named Gil Talbot and his group of South Philly grandmas. We could overhear them all day long. “That check is good at present”. Anyway, it’s all gone the way of the reference books. And some of the fun, maybe? Same as serendipity. Sometimes it is best not to know the way to an answer.

  3. I know what you mean. There were so many offices that seemed to have hoardes of people doing little except look things up or check things. I do hope all those people found something to match their talents! Illustrate it? That’s not a bad idea, Claudia!

  4. This group’s work wasn’t busy work, as there was a need to know the info they were putting out, but – today, it’s all just a click away and much faster, obviously. Still, those ladies enjoyed being at work and were long-term employees, didn’t seem to think their jobs were boring at all (though to me, well…) and they obviously liked each other. Something to think about there. I hope you will illustrate the Serendipity team, I think it is right up your alley.

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