I had a strange dream one night. There was a desert, with sands blowing everywhere. Along the horizon, palm trees grew, and they swayed in the breeze.
In the middle of my vision, there stood a pyramid. It floated above the shimmering sands, sliding gracefully forward through the hot air. Beneath it were hundreds of slaves, trudging through the heat of the day.
These slaves didn't bear the weight of the pyramid, however. Above them was a beautiful system of pulleys and ropes hung around the structure to keep the weight off the slaves' backs.
The pulley system was truly strange: just above the pyramid a sphynx through which the pulley ropes ran. It floated in the air through no visible means of support. Above the sphynx, a large, opaque cube turned slowly. Inside, I knew, was the pully system. It was beautifully constructed.
You can see my drawing of the system here. I have no idea what it means, and I'm not sure I care. But it is fun to look at.
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