Sunday, January 09, 2005

Green Fuzzy Slippers
For Mark Young

Upon an attempt to parse the lectures of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman about the instability of matter

That there is so much space between atoms it is a wonder how objects like a table, a pair of shoes, common dirt or big boulders keep from flying apart

That there was a colleague who habitually wore large green fuzzy slippers at home and in the lab for fear of slipping through the gaps and having nothing soft to cushion the fall


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