If you open your mind, you shall see that this is a zipper. The creator of the node, at least at the time of node-creation, was troubled. He or she had a manichean point of view, a polemic against humanity, and a crush on Brooke Shields circa 1980. I suspect that for this particular noder, the banal act of going to the grocer would be like being trapped in a bambocciata, a grotesque painting.

I feel compassion for this node-creator, flamingweasel. If you open the zipper, there is exposure. There is vulnerability. There is insouciance.

Well, flamingweasel, as you can see, this zipper is closed, as his heart is closed. He is locked down like an OpenBSD box.