Cyclorama

North Avenue beach house (Chicago), © 2013 Celia Her City

Cramped—inside battened buildings crisped with steam radiators, inside buses ventilated with warm carbon monoxide, inside coats inflated to immobilize us—, we wait for this season on the wheel to come round.  We step onto the shady veranda, beholding the smooth sand, and feeling the promise of a brief tryst with summer beckoning.

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