A classic Bend, Oregon, advertisement of Mirror Pond with Mountains

Here’s the same view, including the dock, from over the fence.

I watch for aliens with one of my Commons coffee-shop friends.

I try to hide in a sewer. But they find me and want to probe me.

They don’t like what they see, and I don’t like it either.

They inject me and put me in a strange place. I can barely see my face in my red beret.

Strange visions come to my eyes.

My body floats through the colorful green crack.

I do as I am told and follow the arrow and zoom through my Carnegie stages.

Carnegie Stages of Human fetal development 10-23

Well, at least where I seem to be going is colorful.