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“One holds the knife as one holds the bow of a cello …”

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One of the most gifted science writers is Richard Selzer. In an into to one of his essays he writes:

“One holds the knife as one holds the bow of a cello or a tulip-by the stem.” I have never been able to reason why this line draws me in, but it does.

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