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October 19, 2010
What's the matter with the kids these days? an old man grumbles, and the man next to him grunts in assent.

Cayden walks past them without looking. If he doesn't stop, if he just keeps walking, no one will talk to him and nothing bad will happen. If he just -- right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, don't trip on that pothole, right left right. Just keep walking. Everything will be fine.

It's cold and he doesn't have a coat but he figures the more he walks the warmer he'll get. Doesn't it work like that?

Left, right, left...