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perhaps it was a fools journey

the race to beat

the random number generator to 14

started in the darkroom where the people

gathered around a candle

and chanting random numbers 

they clasped hands.

on the table

a screen

lighting the entire room

number flashing

one after another

the race was on to fourteen.

But no one gets

to fourteen without stopping along

the way to admire the lovely flowers

and smell the homecooked meal

14

it has two faces

fourteen has two paths

but no one gets there

to fourteen

the easy way.

  • Shockingly I wrote this in a college math class, have you ever sat in math class and glazed over?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I always preferred some noise while doing math homework though. I took it to bars and stuff. One day I’m in the student union coffee shop doing that and a guy sits down. (turns out he was a Russian poet) — “What are you doing?” – “I’m doing calculus homework.” – “I know that! I mean WHAT are you doing?” – “What?” – “WHY are you doing? … What is the reason? You cannot teach people to love each other with x and y.” – “Oh, OK.”, I said.

    • i remember the days of no AC. Our school was brand new, and the first in Bloomington Indiana to get air-conditioning. I was in the first-first grade. But the year before I was in kindergarten in a school without AC. yuck.

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