My evolution of the word “VICE.”
As a child growing up, my father had a garage with a workbench with a vice similar to the one in the photo above. For me, the word “vice” has taken on many different meanings after the age of 21.
On a rainy day, the vice was my indoor playground toy. I took great pleasure squeezing various items in between the jaws of the vice. It was like a day of experiments, I discovered tennis balls explode, baseballs don’t, they just get dented.
Glass bottles will shatter, and I learned the importance of wearing gloves & protective eyewear. Metal cans, take on many different shapes and the super rubbery, bouncy balls tend to crack open with a popping sound. Giant insects like grasshoppers and dragon flys get a smashing along with fingers and thumbs.
As a young adult, I discovered the word “vice” covers immorality, wrongdoing, wickedness, badness, evil, iniquity, villainy, corruption, misconduct, and misdeeds;
For me, the word vice has evolved from an indoor play toy to the evils of humanity. Now, if only the world’s Vices could be squeezed out of humanity in a vice.