QOTD - What color did you say F sharp major was?
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 96 18:28:40 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: QOTD - What color did you say F sharp major was?
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I've dealt with numbers all my life, of course, and after a while you begin
to feel that each number has a personality of its own. A twelve is very
different from a thirteen, for instance. Twelve is upright, conscientious,
intelligent, whereas thirteen is a loner, a shady character who won't think
twice about breaking the law to get what he wants. Eleven is tough, an
outdoorsman who likes tramping through the woods and scaling mountains; ten
is rather simpleminded, a blank figure who always does what he's told; nine
is deep and mystical, a Buddha of contemplation... Numbers have souls, and
you can't help but get involved with them in a personal way.
-- Paul Auster, The Music of Chance, 1990
© 1996 Peter Langston