[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
It wasn't that they took more time than the ones who missed--rather that they made the same amount of time expand. That's what all good sportsmen do: fill time with space. That's what sprinters are doing when they run a hundred meters in less than ten seconds: they're expanding every second, every half-second, as though the moment were a cylinder around them and they were pushing its edges outwards so it takes in more track, more for them to run down before they reach the seconds' edge.
Posted by stronzo on 01.16.2011
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