“I picked up my bag and went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side.
I said, Hey, Carmen, come on, let’s go downtown.
She said, I got to go, but my friend can stick around.”
–Robbie Robertson, “The Weight”
As mentioned above, there was a man with a full gallon jug affixed to a chain walking the Phoenix streets earlier today. As he walked he lifted and lowered the jug.
When a glaze kiln is first cracked open there is sometimes a noise, a ting, like that made by a flicking fingernail on rose glass. It is caused by unequal shrinking of clay and glaze and the micro seismic shift thereunto appertaining.
As long as the Earth is in free fall around the Sun, its weight is exactly zero. Nor may you weigh tings.
“So on we go.
His welfare is my concern.
No burden is he
We’ll get there.”
The Hollies and/or Neil Diamond, “He ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”