This is the girl. Her name is Beta.
Actually she is a woman.
She is studying law and anthropology.
Can you say anthropology?
She specializes in state terror, torture, genocide and human rights.
Beta needs trail mix. She calls her dad.
This is Beta’s dad. His name is Mig.
“Sure, I will get you trail mix,” says Mig.
“Please get the special kind,” says Beta.
“Of course,” says Mig.
This is the special trail mix.
But when Mig goes to the store, they are all out of special trail mix.
What does Mig do?
Mig buys regular trail mix. He buys “Caribbean dried fruit.” He buys fair trade organic raisins covered in fair trade organic dark chocolate.
“These will be ingredients for a superior gourmet trail mix,” Mig says.
This is fair trade organic dark chocolate.
Mig can’t call Beta because someone stole her phone.
Mig sends Beta an email and messages her on facebook.
Mig tells Beta to meet him at the subway station after work.
Mig takes the ingredients for special gourmet trail mix to the subway station.
Beta is waiting for him.
A man is talking to Beta when Mig arrives. The man is a wino.
“Hurgahurga bzzt grar,” says the wino.
This is the wino.
Beta smiles nicely at him.
Beta looks relieved when she sees her dad, Mig.
“Hi,” says Mig.
“Hi,” says Beta.
“Here are ingredients for super delicious special gourmet trail mix,” says Mig.
Beta says, “thank you.”
The African man selling the homeless newspaper says, “hi!”
This is the African man selling the homeless newspaper.
He also says, “do you know how long she has been waiting? I have been watching over her for 15 minutes!”
He is smiling when he says it. This makes Mig somewhat relieved.
“Actually, more like five minutes,” says Beta. She is also smiling.
Everyone is smiling except for the wino. He is leaning back against the ticket machine watching a swarm of magic moths only he can see.
These are the magic moths.
“Well, thank you for looking out for her,” says Mig to the African man selling homeless newspapers.
Mig buys a newspaper from the man. He gives the man a big tip because their conversation must end soon.
Mig must continue on his way. He is on his way home. Beta must go make super delicious gourmet trail mix. She must study for a law exam. The man must sell more homeless newspapers.
The wheels of commerce turn relentlessly.
These are the wheels of commerce.
Good night, Mig.
Good night, Beta.
Good night African man selling homeless newspapers.
Good night wino watching moths.
Good night, wheels of commerce.