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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, T.S. ELIOT?
by Gerald Locklin

In the aerobics room,
Going nowhere on my treadmill,
While watching a beefy colleague
Climb stairs while remaining in place,
It occurs to me that maybe
What we have instead of 
St. John of the Cross,
The dark night of the soul,
And the subsequent ascent of Mount Carmel,
Is the stepmaster machine.

Drawing: “Relativity” (1953) by M.C. Escher

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WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, T.S. ELIOT?

Poem by Gerald Locklin

In the aerobics room,

Going nowhere on my treadmill,

While watching a beefy colleague

Climb stairs while remaining in place,

It occurs to me that maybe

What we have instead of 

St. John of the Cross,

The dark night of the soul,

And the subsequent ascent of Mount Carmel,

Is the stepmaster machine.

Drawing: “Relativity” (1953) by M.C. Escher

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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Illustration: “Sky and Water I” (1938), Woodcut by M.C. Escher

Note: I woke up thinking about this Escher illustration today and just had to find a way to include it. I often see Escher images when I have a migraine coming on — and hope that’s not the case today!