The Clap

By Kris Saknussemm

Essay

I’ve never been a fan of that line, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” In fact, it irks me. Especially after last night, when I was at a theater performance and sitting next to an amputee. You know what the guy did when the show was over and the applause began? He slapped his thigh. Way to go pal, I thought. That’s the stuff. Sound of one hand clapping, my ass.