While still very young I took up the accordion,
Which was harder to play than to cut the knot Gordian.*
I could handle the keyboard and middle C button,
But eventually tired of holding my gut in.
*According to legend, Gordius was a Greek king. He tied an extremely complex knot, and an oracle prophesied that whoever untied it would rule all of Asia.
Alexander the Great “untied” the knot simply by cutting through it with a sword.
A “Gordian Knot” is any extremely complex problem, and “cutting the Gordian Knot” refers to solving such a problem in a quick decisive manner. source: Moellerlit.weebly.com
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