To: AM, Platz der Republik 1, Berlin
My sweet soul, come back at once, I’m waiting for you. Prague is so beautiful… If only you never started this nonsense, never met Joachim. I wish I lay next to you in all this beauty you deem so unnecessary. Stay here with me, without the pearls, without Berlin. Do not make anything shorter. Step back down from heaven, down the stairway, to Klárov – dress up, don’t use perfume. Kneel and sing to me for ever. I want you all to myself. Zdeněk, Praha.
Working with glass is much like carpentry. If you have an understanding of a craft, you have the advantage. It’s all about physics. One has to understand the material, and this goes double for glass. One must know its characteristics, and what one can do with it. If you want to make something, you must know what will happen to the material you’re working with, as if you don’t know, your design will be useless. Everyone can make sketches, but to design and then manufacture a functional product which people will be willing to use and pay for is a true challenge.