At 1:55 am this morning I walked up to the perpetual motion machine / clock (aka the Tower of Bauble) in front of ScienceWorld (the big globe) and met Pukesick, up for the weekend from Oregon.

We walked the streets of the Downtown Eastside for an hour and a bit, discussed graffiti and social activism and cycle culture and how tired he was.

At the end we shook hands, I tested the Everything Salute, and he drove off.

The significance is still rolling around in my head.

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Goddamn cold convention. Does the management have a policy against outdoor heating? In the city on vacation. Up to no good. Operating last minute style. Met in front of the stopped perpetual motion machine. A precedent of kind? I played the angsty and sleep deprived kid. He, the patient and wise guide. I was gone early the next day.

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