EDitorial ± 11-Jun-2001
One Giant Leap
I'm walking, yes indeedIt's quite a feat, in my humble opinion, and please excuse the pun. I realise that as a parent this is a great moment, but I'm equally impressed by what seems to me an almost unnatural transformation. There we are, happily crawling around on all fours, when suddenly we realise that hey, we can (a) stand still, then (b) move forwards on just the back two. Helluva thing, the inner ear.
— Fats Domino
Was it The Ascent Of Man that had the cover showing the stages of evolution leading to man walking? And didn't Fatboy Slim do something similar in the video for Right Here, Right Now? There I go again, covering all intellectual bases. From memory, I dimly remember a theory about the need to stand straight in order to pick fruit from the lowest branches. Not sure how likely that is in these days of one-stop convenience shops. One small can of Fruitini, please.
If You Take Away With You Nothing Else
Left, right, left, hello carpet:
- he's already doing Ring-A-Ring-A-Roses with his big sisters
- what's more clever: walking or using the lift?
- when I was 19 I broke my leg while posting a letter, but that's another story
Be seeing you!