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30" is the Depth of Feet
55" to 61" with MINOR ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT
Stumbling along a sun-beaten row of corrugated tin buildings, the youth had lost his way. He could only walk a straight line, and had strayed from life's true path, which everyone knows ambles hither and thither like a river.
He had sunglasses. He was dressed for Lilith Fair. He probably would have killed for an organic spritzer. (Or maybe he had? Why had he wandered so far from the city?)
Most of all, he needed a haircut.
The 36" WUHAN CHAU GONG
did not appear suddenly. It was just there.
Maybe it had always been there, on that metal gong stand, in front of the tile samples on Southwest 1st and A. Above it, a sign said CONCRETE.
"THAT'S MY PROBLEM!" said the youth.
"CONCRETION. RIGIDITY. AN OBSESSION WITH PRACTICALITY. AND LET'S ALSO ADD, LACK OF COMPANION...."He said that last bit in his head, in case any nearby potential companions might be able to hear his inner dialog.
The metal spoke in a tinkly whisper that only he could hear."THERE CAN ONLY BE ME, WUHAN."
"FOR ME," said the youth, "IN THIS MOMENT, OF ALL MOMENTS, FOR A GONG TO APPEAR--WHAT USE IS IT?"
He winced, embarrassed at his crudity. "I MEAN. WHAT USE ARE YOU?""COMPANION?
YOU WOULD NEVER MISTAKE ME FOR A STICKY NOTE, OR A LADY ADDLED BY HER LOUSY UPBRINGING, WOULD YE?
INDEED, YOU'D BE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE IN TOSSING ME LIKE A FRISBEE.
TO WIT, 'TIS SIMPLE. GONGS ARE MADE TO HIT. AND LOVE.
STRIKE ME, THE WUHAN CHAU GONG, 'TIL WE HAVE REACHED THE NUMBER SIX.
Not knowing what else to do, and desirous of the sound of a gong (a pleasure hitherto unknown to the youth), and finding a mallet near to hand, rose up and struck the gong-- I
RIPPLES LIKE WATER
SHAKES THE EYE
WOOD HANDLED THUNDER
WITH THE PAST
ONLY THE PATH
"SURELY, 'TIS A JOYOUS SOUND THAT MINGLES WITH AWE, AND STIRS MY BOWELS! IT LIFTS ME UP, AND SHEWS TO ME THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING--AND AT THE SAME TIME GROUNDS ME, AND I QUAKE WITH THE HEAVINESS OF THE EARTH!
COME. LET US ARISE, AND GO NOW."
Here, the youth gently unhooked the gong from its stand, and squatted before it, and placed it onto his back.
"WHERE BEFORE THERE WERE TWO, NOW THERE IS TWO-HAN."