A   T Y P I C A L

BY FRANK MIKUS


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It occurred to me, suddenly, that I might be. Looking sideways, I realized that no one has noticed, and, in fact, I am indoors, and sideways is a regular-sized, unadorned, off-white wall. How might this change my outlook?

In the immediate sense, the sense of middling darkness, only due to the rather oppressive blankness of the wall, it would change my outlook not at all. Had I checked a minute ago, I would have been presented with the sameness.

Beyond this, if it were the case, yes, I would be forced to readjust.

The manifestation of this adjustment would be, more than likely, subtle, and overly qualified. That might not, however, constitute an adjustment. Perhaps that is what a qualification of a minor adjustment comprises: sameness.

This might be an interesting algebra. But only one if it receives only exactly this amount of consideration, since, in any event, I am not.





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