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  • A valley separates Eolus and Vesta. It wasn't always like that. But, over a long time, they found the right space for themselves. Just enough to see the whole of each other.

    You can get to a place where it looks as if he is facing her and she is looking away. You can arrive at that meadow with a geologist or some other expert of this terrain who says they are inching back toward each other. Imagine everything else inching apart, the way they taught us in astronomy electives, and these two defying those forces.

    If you can make these leaps and stay late under the lit up sky, it's no effort to think you can see Eolus proffering a CD, hieratic scratches in Sharpie on its face: "For you..." And to hear Vesta reply, "you know I have no way to listen to that." A glint belying her knowledge of what's really happening.

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