"Properly speaking, a pipe on the dealer's shelf is no pipe at all. It is a piece of carved burl of the white heath. But it is only potentially a pipe. It is only when I behold this piece of potentiality, detect its possibilities for greatness, and by the fiat of the checkbook call it forth from nonbeing [sic], that it becomes a pipe. I place it in my collection. I pronounce it Good." Arthur D. Yunker, "Toward a Theology of Pipesmoking," p. 14.