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Little, Big

Late summer, hiking on the syncline: dozens of millipedes, the color of polished violins, in frantic, foot-waving travel. Next spring we’ll find their husks, curled in tight spirals and weathered white as chalk.

On the road out we were passed by an enormous RV. From a distance its size-to-speed ratio was exactly that of a millipede.

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