Tuesday, July 16, 2013


The compass points away from North, though sometimes it is close.

Its pole is not the Pole; when between the two it points the other way.

Magnetic spots on Earth attract its needle, too.

By day in sunlight the pilot notes the difference, but at night in cloud a different tale is told.

The difference between the mountain pass and the mountain is but a handful of degrees.

And the craft attracts the needle to itself.

Literally ironic.


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