The Million Man

His favorite trick was: at a meeting, he would lean forward to make a point and slosh across the table, abruptly liquid, swirling and tumbling little men who would scattter and crawl along the ties of horrified businessmen and clamber up the power suits of shrieking women. Children, more often than not, found this delightful and played with his representations, letting them run circles on their palms or climb haltingly upon their fingers. Eventually he would come together, slowly coalescing into a doll-sized figure, growing larger as soon as his errant selves gathered.

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