"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
Gene wrote: "Is she trying to say that it doesn't? I mean, geez, the thing can defy gravity! I'm confused."
"The thing" can defy gravity at the mere thought of a woman! Unless of course you're one of those, er, other types.