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A Story With A Moral [Nov. 18th, 2017|12:32 pm]
Tony Grist
 I'd been wondering how, when the time comes, we're going to transport the sundial to our new home. It's not just any old sundial- you see- but a significant sculpture by an important late-20th century artist and can't just be abandoned to whatever fate its new owners might whimsically decide for it. It's also a solid piece of kit-  a lump of carefully selected stone resting on a plinth of built brick. How should we lift it? Would sledge-hammers be needed- and the expertise of muscled men in navvy boots?  I was assuming it was cemented in place with a steel pin joining its parts but when I went out to test the assumption I found that the artistic bit just lifts away from functional bit with nothing securing it in place except its own weight.

And the moral of the story (which may not apply to coups in African countries or negotiations within the European Union) is things don't always turn out to be as complicated as you think they're going to be.  

[User Picture]From: topum
2017-11-18 01:14 pm (UTC)
i have seen people wasting years of their lives and a lot of nerve cells preparing for, being afraid of and dealing with inexistent complexity. They could built "the enemy" u in their heads to ridiculous scale. I am not very intelligent, I have no ability to focus and am absolutely not capable of pondering on things for a long time and that's one of those situations where it often pays off, I always go and just lift that stone off that plinth as a fist step. And it often turns out just that simple much to the surprise of the people who are much smarter than I.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-11-18 04:00 pm (UTC)
It's often been my experience that things that have worried me terribly turn out to be easily resolved- and like to think I've finally learned my lesson.
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