One block is set on top of another. Another block is set on that one. The tower rises slowly, different colored cubes of wood resting on one another, close but not glued together, balancing. There’s a point when the tower will topple and will need to be built again. The trick is to add blocks at the bottom, on all sides of the first block; the taller the tower, the wider it should be made with the aid of supporting blocks on all sides.
The support is key.


4 thoughts on “Support

  1. Very nice. I wrote something similar but different in the past. I’ll see if I can dig it out sometime.

    As I read this I couldn’t help but find myself wondering about the impetus. What prompted you to create this?

    • Hmm. I’m not sure. I was thinking about Lego, because I’d just bought a friend a present, and I was thinking about how I love that friend, and then I was thinking about how it helps to have support from people you love and how man is a social animal… and then I wrote something very short about it.

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