Himalayan bath oil… New Mexican firewood… Contemptuousness for all things local.
Acceptability achieved for brief awkward moments when narrow confines of passions intertwined. In ancient times, called establishing commonality.
Same actors, same roles, encore performances. No conversation topics off limits. Everyone knew where they fit on the political, social spectrum–no boundaries were crossed. What would have been the point?
Bargains perused, for participants in post-holiday shopping frenzy.
After a satisfying breakfast together, content to be left behind.