Slip Sliding Away

I stand in front of the gym locker and stare at my combination lock. Let’s see… Is it 6–29–34? Or maybe 29–6–34? It can’t be 34–29–6: combo locks are always high/low/high. I know the three numbers involved. I recall the basic algorithm of a padlock. But what order? I have no clue. My gym lock is over twenty years old; I’ve unlocked its combination at least a thousand times. But today, the order of numbers required to open the lock eludes me.

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Seeking balance in a world of opposing tension

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