My friend Cindy tells me she's learned a new yoga technique that reduces her blood pressure to a level almost vanishingly low. That's nice to hear but I wonder--where does all that blood pressure go? Could it be that we have a technique not merely for reducing one's own blood pressure but for increasing the blood pressure of somebody else?
The city of Louisville is built on a great slab of Bedford limestone--bear with me, there's a sequitur here. If you want to put down a septic tank, you take a stick of dynamite and blow a hole in the limestone. Sure enough, all the bad stuff will disappear. The trouble is, it will pop some place else and nobody can say in advance just where. All we know is that somebody in town is going to wake up one morning to an unpleasant surprise. I wonder if it works the same way with Cindy's blood pressure.
Or should I be thinking along the lines of "I don't get ulcers, I give 'em"?