i am now greeting you. we exchange acknowledgements of each other’s existences, and this appears to be an exaggeratedly satisfying interaction for us both. we endure the spectacle of social lubrication for just over 3 of our earth’s minutes, then do not wonder about the inherent irony of the carefully orchestrated automaton dance which we both quietly fear and dutifully revere. when we finagle an exit from the impromptu conflict we are so proud of ourselves. we are slowly learning how to burden others with our existence and simultaneously be burdened by theirs. in the future, it is hopeful that we will gain the skills necessary to slink in and out of social singularities like the legendary Quantum Python. when our position becomes apparent, our social momentum will be beyond comprehension.