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Comparisons, and: Instructions, and: From the Book of Rope, and: One of Those Days, and: Aunts, and: In the Neighborhood

Comparisons, and: Instructions, and: From the Book of Rope, and: One of Those Days, and: Aunts,... COMPARISONS/Roterf King In the middle of a river, I listen to the businessman comparing business to an orchestra, each instrument properly contributing, each part a part of the whole. The orchestra, however, compares itself to a river-- flutes of light, cellos bubbling along in the push and flow of adagio, crescendo, allegro--in rushes and deep swirling. But this current river compares itself placidly to a business, all its appropriate liquid departments working in unison toward singular goals, closing up shop here, opening there, reorganizing itself now through a downturn of driftwood, so the two of us stop humming our various tunes and backpaddle furiously in order not to go bankrupt, get flat, or wet. The Missouri Review · 55 JNSTRUCnONS/Robert King Someone knows how to do everything. I mean some one person knows how to do some one thing, and draw a diagram, such as making a bomb, etc., but in this case to cut flower stems with a knife underwater, what this picture means. I could be in Russia with these daffodils and know to cut them underwater with a knife. So someone knew that, and someone knows how to cultivate varieties of daffodils. First, someone knows http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Comparisons, and: Instructions, and: From the Book of Rope, and: One of Those Days, and: Aunts, and: In the Neighborhood

The Missouri Review , Volume 25 (2) – Oct 5, 2002

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COMPARISONS/Roterf King In the middle of a river, I listen to the businessman comparing business to an orchestra, each instrument properly contributing, each part a part of the whole. The orchestra, however, compares itself to a river-- flutes of light, cellos bubbling along in the push and flow of adagio, crescendo, allegro--in rushes and deep swirling. But this current river compares itself placidly to a business, all its appropriate liquid departments working in unison toward singular goals, closing up shop here, opening there, reorganizing itself now through a downturn of driftwood, so the two of us stop humming our various tunes and backpaddle furiously in order not to go bankrupt, get flat, or wet. The Missouri Review · 55 JNSTRUCnONS/Robert King Someone knows how to do everything. I mean some one person knows how to do some one thing, and draw a diagram, such as making a bomb, etc., but in this case to cut flower stems with a knife underwater, what this picture means. I could be in Russia with these daffodils and know to cut them underwater with a knife. So someone knew that, and someone knows how to cultivate varieties of daffodils. First, someone knows

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 2002

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