Then again, lemmings stay on task.
For the upcoming week, I’ll continue preparing for a video performance of Guardame. After that, I need to reexamine what I’m doing and make sure it’s getting me somewhere other than over a cliff edge.
In my last post I described my “sonic boom syndrome.” That brought forth the following comment:
“I know what you mean about that sonic boom. I compare it to walking vs. running. You can attain a maximum walking speed, but if you need to go faster, you have to run. In a run, both feet are off the ground at the same time. A fast walk can actually be faster than a slow run, but a slow run can feel awkward. Maybe that explains why your hand felt better when you increased the speed.”I hadn’t thought of it in exactly the way you describe, but it’s close. Rather, I’ve thought of it as analogous to a singer transitioning between chest voice and head voice. Your analogy might be more apt. But the problem is essentially the same: learning to do a seamless transition between two physical states. Or maybe I’m using two states—a good one and a bad one—where only the good one is needed.
As I said, I’m at an impasse. Or not.
On a more positive note, I’m currently reading a book on cosmology. It’s “The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos” by Brian Greene. Usually this stuff goes way over my head. But the author explains things well, to where I almost understand what he’s talking about. In one chapter he explains how, in an infinitely large universe, everything inevitably repeats itself. So somewhere out there are identical copies of everyone here. Not only that, but these identical copies may well play out alternate realities. So in one place, you’re huddling in a cardboard box cooking a rat—in another place, you’re in the wine cellar of your mansion mulling between the Château d’Argadens Bordeaux Superieur 2006 or the Lacrimus Crianza Rioja 2006
I’ve heard this theory before and always thought it a bit tetched. But after reading Greene’s lucid explanation, it seems plausible. So it’s possible that somewhere out there another me is ripping through a rest stroke scale at 184.
That’s nice to know.
——[My next update will be August 1, 2011]——