Thursday, March 31, 2016

acrobat /ˈakrəˌbat/

Immediately upon my ascension to the top of the long long staircase a woman encounters me and asks for directions. Who does she think I am? Superman? My diaphragm does not support both climbing and talking on the same calendar day; much like the most talented singers and dancers cannot, as far as I know, do both simultaneously; singing and dancing, that is. There are certainly videos out there which suggest otherwise but I can’t help but assume there is some lip syncing going on.

Of course I had no way to explain any of this to her. I just stood there panting and shaking my head.

To me, all staircases look like this:

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