You know how things can be both infuriating and captivating at the same time? How you can be both constrained and liberated? For example, it can be a bore to have to work but it can also bring pleasure and its own rewards (not just the salary). Or, how musical structures and disciplines can yield beautiful melodies. That sort of ying/yang tension? I think that’s the reason why etch a sketch has retained its popularity – call it a metaphor of life, if you like…

an etch- a-sketch sketch

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