Ideabird 6/25/12

He was devoted to the idea of the perfect line. It served him well in his job as a chip designer. But at home his apartment was littered with verses from the tao te ching, famous poems, and the like. The line was in his head, but he was never happy with what his hand produced. Then a car accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was about to end his life when he discovered powdered sugar on licorice was an amazing medium, and his tongue was a more precise muscle than he thought.

© Tony Jonick 2013