Parts and Whole

I was wakened out of a deep sleep this morning just before 6 am by our building’s fire alarm. My partner and I got dressed by rote and bundled up for the winter temperatures before heading down the many flights of stairs to the street. As we waited with other tenants, some of them in pyjamas, and some with their dogs or cats, we overheard an energetic young man telling a neighbour that…

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