Monday, December 06, 2004

Inertia:

I know I won’t be able to blog tomorrow, so here’s an extra item today. I was carefully pushing a cart with two heavy computers on it. The upper PC occasionally slid off on its own, but each time I stopped it. Which reminded me: my aunt Lucy was a professional pianist; some time in the 40’s she was rehearsal pianist for a musical trying to make its way to Broadway. They had a grand piano at the back of the stage. One day they needed the piano in the front of the stage. It was heavy, so several actors got behind it and pushed.
The moment the piano started moving it was clear that it was not going to stop. It crawled majestically across the stage and smashed to bits in the pit.
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