While you write, imagine a piece of writing as a sound:

a sound made by some kind of piano. The point of the piano isn’t the piano itself, but the sound it can make. Nevertheless, the shape of the piano is determined by the shape of the sound it makes, and the shape of the sound is determined by the shape of the piano that makes it. The shape of the piano causes the shape of the sound, and the shape of the sound causes the shape of the piano.

While you write, imagine a piece of writing as a sound, and imagine that the sound comes first, and the piano follows. The sound calls for every moment of the production of the piano.

The sound calls for the pressure of the fingertip on the key. It calls for the tightening of the strings of each key in relation to the tension of the strings around them. It calls for the tapering and sanding of the end of each hammer. It calls for the parallel alignment of the hammers. It calls for the weighting of each key in relation to its hammer. It calls for the drilling of lead bolts into the underside of each key, and it calls for the flattening of the bolts. It calls for the counterbalancing of each hammer’s weight with one or more of the lead bolts. It calls for the mechanically automated tapering of the end of each rib. It calls for the glueing of the ribs over the soundboard, and their individual clamping in place. It calls for the hoisting of the cast iron plate over the soundboard. It calls for the notching and lubricating of the bridges. It calls for the positioning and then fixing of the treble and bass bridges onto the soundboard. It calls for the drilling of regular holes through the pin-block. It calls for the fixing of the tension resonator inside the rim, and its tightening with steel turnbuckles. It calls for the glueing of wooden struts to the inside of the rim. It calls for the glueing together, clamping, setting and unclamping of strips of wood. It calls for their conditioning in a drying room for several weeks. It calls for the splitting of the wood of a tree into equal thicknesses, and their curing and treating. It calls for the felling of the tree and its planting.

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