Our mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west. We were deep in the early portion of R&'s bio of Ralph Ellison and pointed to a world we try to conjure, the mind of the past, before it got hard-coded into the forms it takes now. Points of interest here: Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony, Marc Connelly's Green Pastures, Emperor Jones. It's not too much, but bigger than we think. It's just big, very big.