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2012
unknownj
You know how sometimes you feel like you have to give equal time to both sides of your body?

So like, when you're walking along, if you step on a crack with your right foot, you have to do the same with your left?

And don't start claiming you don't all do that, because I know I'm not the only crazy one.. I remember when I was little, it was far more important that I made sure my feet got the same treatment from the pavement. These days, I trust that over a long enough distance, everything evens itself out, and I don't need to micromanage my feet just to make sure everything is even. It seems a lot easier that way..

Anyway, I've found the ultimate in calming solutions.. Listening to songs with a 7/4 time signature fixes it nicely.. If I walk in time with the song, it comes out as:

LRL RLR L
RLR LRL R

Thus, each bar reverses the first foot I put down, and everything is good.. The asymmetry of the whole thing means that everything matches on each side. This is important to me, for reasons that I have yet to find the words to explain.

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Strange boy! Why not just waltz down the street? And for anyone who doesn't know a waltz is in 3/4 time, thus alternating the feet at the start of each bar. Much easier :-)

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