The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #264: In Girum Imus Nocte
One or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations,
their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the
encounters they find there.
It's a bike ride.
Started by user nathansnider and user theroyalacademy.
It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
We'll endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight).
On the sixth year of this bike ride, you might expect:
- more inconvenient passageways
- more full moon picnics
- perhaps more "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- certainly more amateurish enthusiasm
- pool halls
- bowling alleys
- dance parties
- imaginary histories
- scavenging for fun and sustenance
- more geocaching
- more oblique strategies
- more Oulipian constraints
- traffic median tea parties
- A medium pace (maybe not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- We're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
In Girum Imus Nocte
This week, we continue where we left off with Passage
#194, not exactly in the mode of a sequel, but rather as another piece in a larger work - channeling various
resonances, emphasizing certain parallels, following those paths that must be followed and those paths that only
now reveal themselves. We go around and around in the night (as well as up, down, over, and through in the
night), as we do.
The ride is being filmed by Peter, an old Passage regular, professional cinematographer, and all-around swell
guy who is putting together a documentary on the Passage. There will be hills. There will be trails. There will be
all the unexpected elements you have come to expect. And as an added bonus, Peter has generously offered to
buy a donut for each person who finishes the ride. Please do come out!
(about 30 miles, with a hill or two and some offroad hiking/riding; all very Passage-y)
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.