Courtesy the National Gallery of Art. Public domain.

But now those 5th thoughts fizzled out into the wind, replaced with unfiltered, high-charged pride as Reinaldo stepped up to the dais. There the Sisir spoke for a few minutes ’bout what his accomplishments meant for the Plates during which Reinaldo struggled with itchy impatience.

But then the Sisir stopped, & Reinaldo finally received the best Arbor Day present one could get: the purple vest that confirmed his initiation into the Scales.

‘Twas only the next night, lying stark ‘wake in the darkness @ 4 AM, that he realized the horrifying consequences…


Glad, Responsibility, Vest