Do not despair, my friend. The Vienna Academy of Fine Arts is not the only school in the country. What do they know anyway, a bunch of old fuddy-duddies! You should apply to an art school in Germany. I hear they are more progressive over there. I think your work shows a lot of promise. Your hand-painted postcards are beautiful. Submit your portfolio to other places and see. And, even if you are not destined to be an artist, you have other talents, my friend. Come, let me buy you a beer. Don’t worry, Adolf, you will find your calling.
By Marie Barski