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This image appeared one day as I was planing a rough cut bow stick. It started out as a small knot. With each stroke of the plane the apparition evolved, until finally this visage, Pernambuco Man, was fully revealed.
I am sad to say that Pernambuco Man is no longer of this world. At the time he appeared I was a struggling artisan. I was down to only a few sticks to make into bows. I reluctantly planed away more wood until Pernambuco Man was gone.
Did I do the right thing turning Pernambuco Man into shavings? I think so. I believe that I set his spirit free from his entombment inside that piece of wood. I believe too that the stick was blessed: It made a wonderful bow.
A True Story