Scientists from all over the world came to attend lectures of
great weight and importance. The subject of the conference
was new ways of perceiving matter.
The scientists listened to the first few lectures in a state of
concentration. With the passage of lectures in time, the
attention of the scientists became diluted. Two scientists
slumped in their chairs. For some, the gravitation acted
subtly upon their eyelids. A few slept with one eye closed,
one irrefutably slept with two eyes closed. An associate
professor daydreamed. A full professor observed the
trajectory of a speck of dust in the air. Most sat firmly
grounded in their convictions, so they did not listen.
Then a woman professor walked onto the podium. She
stood with a rigidly vertical posture. The proportions of her
convexities and her concavities were in perfect equilibrium.
The two physicists slumped in their chairs, one an expert in
quantum mechanics, the other an expert in string theory,
equally distanced from the point of place of the new object,
raised their corpuses to verticality.
The triangular neckline of the professor’s blouse ended at
the level of her solar plexus.