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I am chosen to lead the procession
. I get on my bike
and proceed. This should be easy: just get back on the expressway
, going back the several exits to the place from which I came; I don't know San Francisco
well, but this trek is simply a matter of retracing my steps, backwards. But, on the expressway, I'm in the far-right lane, and I know I need to merge; in my nervousness, I end up staying in my lane. It seems to be OK, since I still hear the Swedish
procession music behind me, and no yells of "merge, you idiot!"
But I can't merge, and end up taking the exit that my lane becomes; I can still hear the music, so maybe it's OK. But then the music's gone, and I'm in some residential
area. I look behind me to see if I've led anyone else astray. I thought I hadn't, but a few minutes later, someone rides his/her bike furiously in the distance, going somewhere in a hurry. Was this person part of the procession?
I'm the Heavyweight Champion of the World! Or maybe I'm just his manager. Don King arrives, for his man is also the Heavyweight Champ - the belts will be unified, going to the winner of the upcoming bout. But for now, there are contracts to draw up and sign - we're still in the early stages of things. King and I greet cordially, even to the point of a friendly hug; I'm putting aside my usual dislike of him, though maybe not my distrust. King invites my people to join his people, who are kicking back in a room near the hallway where this greeting is taking place. My people file into the room. I'm reluctant, but my trusted assistant insists I go in - he has been there before, and says I'll like it. I go in, sit around, get bored. But everyone else seems to enjoy it. Good.