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(Floor Proclivity + Authority Figure)/Height = x
My economics professor would stand at the front of the auditorium-like classroom and write formulas with vigor on a dry erase board, sidestepping to create equations as long as a python when suddenly he would disappear from sight, tumbling to the floor. The first time, students showed concern — rushing forward to his aid. The second time, students again offered to assist, this time with less urgency. By the third class, students covered their grins with hands and notebooks. At the end of the semester, no one so much as reacted when he fell without warning, not unlike a fainting goat. Some thought he was insanely clumsy; I suspected an undiagnosed equilibrium disorder. We respected him no less though. He was tall — extremely tall, maybe 6’4. And tall people inject a protective feeling in our subconscious, which lulls us into a relaxed, submissive state. Therefore, his height trumped his underwhelming and frequent union with the speckled tile squares at our feet. Yet, the Lord sees no such thing.
….The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. —1Samuel 16:7
© 2016 Kim Bond
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