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April 9, 2007
An OISE librarian displayed her sari in Mary's OISE art exhibition. According to Mary, she'd titled it "Sequincing," and the text of her artist's statement began, "In 1958, a bride in the Bengal was taught by her mother-in-law the art of sequincing...." In our regular restaurant, Mary told me they changed the words to "Sequencing ... sequencing." Mary told me sequencing involved stitching little metal circles into the cloth. "Like sequins," I said. "Sequins?" "They're little circles of coloured tin. I wonder if there's a connection. Does the word sequins have to do with the word sequence?" "The sequencer told