Moments Are Like Mercury

The definition of “moment” is “an indefinitely short period of time.” So what happens when you combine them?

Most people do not understand the similarity between the concept of a moment and the properties of a bead of mercury. When beads of mercury are separate they are the same as several moments—one here, one there, and others some place else—like the illustration below.

A few moments

However, when drops of mercury touch each other, they meld together and become a single droplet, as in the illustration below.

Not “A Few Moments”

Ergo,  if moments are contiguous, just like mercury, they become a single moment.

I’ll be back in a few moments minutes.


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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