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Topic: Concentration (07/24/08)
TITLE: An evening in my library
By Femi Onabanjo
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Now, how do I define concentration?
Hmm, let me see …
It will require some thought.
A cup of coffee should help
And maybe some toast
No use trying to think on an empty stomach.
Okay, first, what’s the origin of the word?
Where’s my dictionary?
Aaa … aaa … choo! Boy, I haven’t used you in a while.
Actually, this library needs a thorough … (cough) …. cleaning.
Oh dear, kettle’s boiling.
(A couple of minutes later …)
Ah! Nothing like a cup of coffee to calm the nerves.
Now, where was I?
There goes Sean again.
Can’t he ever keep the music down? (Sigh) Neighbours!
Okay. Concentration – from French word ‘concentrer’.
Speaking of French, isn’t there a game on tonight?
France versus Germany. Shoot! Twenty minutes into the first half already.
This promises to be interesting.
Let’s get this ‘concentration’ thing over with so I can watch the game.
Concentration – A large number of …
Players, for instance?
Schmidt’s playing tonight. Back from injury. That ought to make the game lively.
I really ought to finish this up.
(8 seconds later)
(Sigh) I think I’ll leave this definition for some other time when I’m able to … well … concentrate.
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