we assembled the hht
(the hut hamlet trampoline)
and we did not call on aura,
the seven-year-old boy most excited about the toy,
who lives in a house in the background.
instead, we loaded the brand new thing with a quarter-ton of us,
testing the two-hundred-fifty-pound recommended maximum.
the thing held up wonderfully!
This trampoline, made from fossil fuels and extracted metals, will not last forever.
The same is true of us. The villagers and trampoline enjoy each other's qualities for the present,
which lasts forever in its own sort of way.
And aura the boy comes running from his house as soon as this video is over.
For now we anticipate his arrival, ensuring that the trampoline is ready for a dozen more kids his size.