Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?
If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?
If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?
Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
Why do "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?
Why do 'tug' boats push their barges?
Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?
Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after
Doesn't “expecting the unexpected” make the unexpected expected?
Why are a 'wise man' and a 'wise guy' opposites?
Why do 'overlook' and 'oversee' mean opposite things?
Why is phonics not spelled the way it sounds?
If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
Why is bra singular and panties plural?
Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the
batteries are dead?
Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?
How come abbreviated is such a long word?
Why do we park on a driveway & drive on a parkway?
Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?
Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle? Now, do you have any?
Michael Grab is an artist that has been 'rock balancing' since
2008. Much of his recent work has been
done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab---yes, that's his real name---finds the
process both spiritual and therapeutic.
"The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding
some kind of 'tripod' for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of
tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand
upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling
of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the
notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.
“Parallel to the physical element of
finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain
through words.In a nutshell, I am referring
to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself.
“Some balances can apply significant
pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may
The author of this email goes on to state, “I was skeptical when first viewing
these. But, I've seen the work of
other 'balancing' artists, including outdoor installations by
Andy Goldsworthy, subject of the 2001 documentary film, Rivers and Tides. As hard as it is to believe these examples photographed below are configured without support other
than the rocks themselves, this is the case.”
Cool, huh? But you know me, Peeps.I am skeptical
(though I was raised Baptist).I see
this and two words pop into mind… Super Glue!
Why? Because what do I know about art and physics and laws of nature and balance
and, well, anything?