Thursday, April 28, 2011

Over the bar...


In the folklore of second graders, if you manage to swing higher than the top of the swing set, loop around, and come back down again, you actually end up in a parallel universe. Similar, but slightly different from our own. Some second graders believed that you’d never know you’d entered this other realm; your synapses would be rewritten instantly to adapt to the new reality. Other second graders believed that first set of second graders were busybody, know-it-all jerkfaces who needed to stop reading Asimov, Heinlein and Bradbury at lunch and spending their recesses in the gifted program’s trailer.