Thursday, December 15, 2016

Trembling In Town

At a leisurely week-end breakfast table, the lighting was just right to reflect the surface of the dregs of a cup of dark-roasted coffee. I noticed that the surface was rippling. A few moments contemplation revealed that the cup was a low-tech seismograph.

I lifted my hands from the table and the coffee stopped moving quite so much. Setting my hands back on the table brought up the pulse that was being transmitted. Footsteps in the house and ambient traffic kept the surface gently moving no matter what.

I draw two conclusions from these observations. First, this 1890 structure built from fir cut from virgin rain forest is indeed a resonating unit.  Second, the Sixties' consideration of "vibes" is a literal exercise -30-

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