I am sort of an old dog.
but I am curious;
can I learn a new trick?
The Rubik’s Cube
is rampant with fervor; while on vacation.
I want IN, too.
I want to solve its enigma.
It’s not obvious and I’m not proficient; however,
I am a precocious forty-something.
The Rubik's Cube, that is.
I asked my little experts; they’re not smarter.
Just younger; just faster.
so they schooled me.
It’s about colors, centers, layers, edges, corners.
It’s about face.
It’s about the bottom layer first; for me - white.
It’s about intuition.
It’s about a flower or “plus” sign.
It’s about algorithms.
"Mom, can you memorize?"
"If yes, then… you can solve it."
If yes, then…
You can teach an old dog a new trick.
A very chic and unexpectedly impressive new skill.
Solved in over six seconds, of course.