Thursday, April 30, 2015

I don't mind the plates so much

    It's the clank they
    make, that wears on

    Gone for a few days.


  1. Doubtless that is how you feel about rowing is not the weight of the oar that is the problem, but the pesky splashing noise that really harshes one's mellow. Leave the heavy lifting for someone else this weekend.

    1. There's no noise in a proper stroke, and really (I think) nothing unduly heavy in it. What they spare you in avoirdupois, however, they very ingeniously make up for with hollering cox's and hellish "reps." The reason people do it is that they never internalise any of this until it's too late -- they're in great shape, they have great friends, the motion's uplifting and the velocity is amusing, while the hard part's over pretty quick -- but even then, there's none of that gruesome clank. But I take your point about the weekend.