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Art Teacher's Curse

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Peggy Woolsey (woolspeg)
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 14:51:01 +0800

>One of the most recent articles we have on file in our PTA picture program
>about Van Gogh and the ear is that they now think that he had Meniere's
>disease--which produced a constant ringing in his ear and is enough to depress
>and drive one "crazy"

Thank you so much for this bit of information. Now I know why teaching is
driving me nuts lately. I too have Meniere's disease (really bad spells
cause you to fall down because the inner ear no longer understands gravity
and also causes you to throw up alot) and I was born on Van Gogh's
birthday. Maybe V.G is reincarnated in me and he doesn't like hundreds of
rude and noisey teen-age art students!! I wonder if the kids would think it
was cool if I cut off my ear.
Just delete this post if it's not "art education" enough. Thanks, and
thanks so much to all who responded with such compassion and insight to my
slant on the art teacher's curse. Much appreciated. Peggy