Sunday, April 06, 2008

More on Simon Garfield and The Error World

UK's Daily Mail has run an article adapted from The Error World: An Affair with Stamps by Simon Garfield who writes about an “ordinary” life made unusual by his obsession with stamp collecting [see SCR post for March 24].

In it Garfield (shown here) writes, "At 47, my 18-year marriage is over. We have drifted apart. I am having an affair with another woman. For my marriage guidance counsellor, the issue of an extra-marital affair is commonplace.

"But the stamps are something unusual. Stamps? Used postage? Who could be passionate about that? And who could explain it?

"An affair with stamps - stamps as mistress, just as uncontrollable as the wildest edge of obsessive love - that might take half a lifetime to understand.

"Little do wives know," ...and husbands I might add.

To read the entire fascinating piece, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM