FOUND: In the back pages of my copy of “waiting for godot”, circa 1974, University of Victoria.
I may not have been the pointiest spike in the railroad, but I doodled well.
But, shouldn’t the likes have stopped when they met in the middle? Maybe they collided and then rebounded back out? Or maybe they just went hurtling by each other; having just missed, like trains on parallel tracks?
Like trains attract like trains.
I suppose, having sped by one another, they would have slowed until they reached apogee and, inch by inch they would each creep backwards; ultimately accelerating until they sped by in the reverse harmonic. Over and over.
Friction, steadily exhausting the propellant energy of attraction, would ultimately slow them to the point where they stopped and rested beside one another.
The like trains would lie together, trembling with unfulfilled attraction, aching to rest as one on the same track at the exact same instant.
Is that good or bad or some of both? Or neither – it just is?
allfornow – Mitch