The Negative House An idea born of mathematics, fleshed out in moonlight's glow;
a whimsical place, a cozy room, where? No one'll ever know.
Someone is laying out rows of bricks. For some unknown reason, there's a pattern, a series. An arithmetic series. Each row contains seven fewer bricks than the previous row.
The some one lays out 27 bricks.
The someone lays out 20 bricks.
And 13 bricks.
And 6 bricks.
And then it happens. The next row must have seven fewer bricks than the row of six. And 7 minus 6 is a negative brick.
A negative brick, a brick that's not there. How can it be done? No one could do it, the