Friday, January 22, 2010

Mystery of Life

I've been carrying this little blue sphere (see photo) in my pocket for three days.

Every once in a while I pluck it out, marvel at its shininess, and then gently bounce it in my hand to feel its weight.



Someone left it where I was sure to find it. I don't know who - it's a mystery of life. I like mysteries of life.

But, it's not just any shiny blue sphere. It's a bearing ball.* I love bearing balls as much as I love marbles - well maybe a bit more.

*I usually call them ball-bearings, but Wikipedia corrected me.

7 comments:

Milan said...

Very pretty

RealGrouchy said...

Despite my tendency towards precise diction, I am disheartened to learn the apparently correct definitions of "ball bearing" and "bearing ball".

:(

- RG>

XUP said...

So the ball bearing is the thing the bearing balls roll around in? So since this bearing ball is rolling around in your hand, does that make your hand ball bearing?

Anonymous said...

Just make sure you don't play with it frozen . . .

grace

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nursemyra said...

I've always called the ball bearings too. I stand corrected

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