A man extracts some flexible, metal ducting from a van in Mount Sion, with great difficulty. It is almost a foot in diameter and curled into several coils, making it almost impossible to manoeuvre. It looks like a giant, silver python.
Sticking out from among the leaves of a camelia is the top of a "no parking sign"; all you see of the dusty, weathered sign are the words "any time".
"It does not become a man of years to follow the fashion, either in his thinking or his dress". Goethe.