It's the 21st century, and much that was is gone, and much is new.
This floor's made of marble. Mornings, stone is cold, including marble, any century. Bare feet on stone get cold. A mind therefore wants to move the feet it knows best off stone.
. . .You come back into the room--it is a kitchen--wearing faded red slippers. They are simple, a bit of cloth, a bit of hide. It's the 21st century, and slippers are still made, and hides are still taken and tanned.
You fill a container with water, look reflexively through a window to check for anything not right.
Stone floor, cold feet, water, wariness: aspects of the primitive, the civilized, the now and then then.
Copyright 2010 Hans Ostrom