The equal sign (“=”) was invented in 1557 by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing “is equal to” in his equations. He chose the two lines because “no two things can be more equal”.
"....I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.”
Did I offend you with my opinion?
Oh well, you should hear the ones I keep to myself…"
a smoky room at the edge, it’s always
been a smoky room at the
the edge never goes away.
sometimes you understand it
sometimes you even talk to it, you might
say, “hello, old friend,”
but it has no sense of humor, it slams you in the
"this is a serious business, I’m here to
kill you or drive you mad.”
"all right," you reply, "I under-
tonight this room is smoky
and I am alone
listening to the silence.
I am tired of waiting on life,
it was so slow to arrive and so quick to
the streets and the cities are
love is on the damned cross
and death laughs in the back
at the edge, the edge, the edge.
it’s so sad: the flowers are still trying
to please me,
the sun shouts my name,
but my courage fails
as the animals look on with large
this smoky room.
a stained rug.
a few books.
a painting or two.
a broken chair.
and empty pair of shoes
a tired old man
Do you hate people?
I don’t hate them…I just feel better when they’re not around."