About to be initiated into a religious sect, i feel somewhat reluctant, though comfortable with these people, we begin to leave for the initiation site.

Everyone has left, except for me and a woman who has collapsed on the floor. A nurse assures me that she'll be okay. Apparently, she's had these seizures before.

i thumb a ride with a woman who, while arguing with her mother, is trying to find the initiation place for me.

i leave the car at a large park, where an audience is waiting for the rite to begin. i sit and remove my hat, as our heads will be shaved.

Then we are told that we must first learn five languages. i reply, "i don't have time for this," and wake up.


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