VB, the geometry is a matter of perspective. I do like the helix though, albeit for some with a VERY finite length and an abrupt end......... I agree with your comment on not being reincarnated. I think that level 5 actually allows the musician to oscillate between levels. If we take look at the comeback tours very popular today, some of those "advanced" musicians are actually jump back to level 2, having run out of money in level 4 (and never having made it to 5, unless we define 5 as the state allowing beaming to other levels without passing go or collecting $400.