Bright neon colors on a cold, fall night. I take shelter under the hardware store opening to keep from getting rained on but the cold slices through my shirt anyway. After a near-miss returning the car downtown (I was 31 minutes late — the grace period is 29) all my stuff ended up in E’s place. So she’s nice enough to return me home with my laundry one day late. We’ve spent the last four days together and… Wow.