Passage #131: 11 January 2012
Rumors of hills have been greatly over-exaggerated. Yes, there was talk of hills this week -- certain whispers, amongst a few, around dinner tables -- and, worry not, those hills will come. But not this week! This week we recover from our various illnesses, we lick our various wounds. This week we take it a little easy (or, at least, easier). Rather than test our mettle ascending some of the city's mountainous climbs, we shall avail ourselves of the healing powers of its famed mild climes. For that is why we came out here, is it not? We hopped that train from St. Louis because we were promised ample land and soothing dry air; palm trees and orange groves and well-nigh paradise. Our post-consumptive future begins now!