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January 30, 2013
“OKAY. This?”

“Pick it up.”

“Yeah?”

“Please.”

“It’s nice. It’s a nice box.”

“Don’t open it.”

“Okay.”

“You like the lacquer? The inlay?”

“Yeah. Sure. Good craftsmanship. It’s pretty.”

“I suppose you’re thinking this would make a lovely gift.”

“I guess so.”

“It’s not to be a gift! This is for you and you alone.”

“Oh.”

“Inside this box is the answer to the question that has always pulled at you, torn at you, kept you from knowing true peace. Inside this box is the radiant truth, and the way forward.”

“Whoa. How much?”

“I... The owner is on break.”