November 22, 2014
The water in town is undrinkable according to the people who live there. It isn't really. This is just a myth that they have spread so that they can easily distinguish locals, and visitors. You'ld think that there was an easier way - like simple observation of faces, trafic, accents - but all the easier ways were impossible; the locals, hideously disfigured, in both looks and speech, had stopped observing the world so that they could surround themselves with beauty again. They had trained their eyes, ears, and noses to alter what was actually there to conform with their beautiful internal pantomime.