04 September 2008

hanging in there

In a quiet corner of the MCAD library, I find these enchanting remnants of hobbies past. Apparently mobiles were big in 1966...

The most important thing, they say, is finding the balancing point, because if one side is imbalanced, the whole mobile is disrupted, and even the gentlest breeze can walk by and the mobile is thrown into tangles. A mobile waits, suspended, on the lookout for a breeze, its limbs hanging from such transparent strings. They say a mobile must be fully dismantled in order for true balance to be achieved. But for now it seems best, to let it rest, and try to find some thicker strings, or perhaps its best to have no strings at all.

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