Orderly progression

There was a crack in the pavement

This in and of itself was not the strangest thing in the world. Pavements do that, it is an inherent attribute of the universe; all attempts to order things in a permanent way are bound to fail eventually. Entropy and the passage of time sees to that

This particular spot was special, though. He could still remember when it was newly paved, the paradigmatic image of systematic order. That moment was forever etched into his memory, as he had found the road blocked by a construction crew, and thus had to find another route to his wedding. Which he had been unequivocally late to, for this very reason

A crack in the pavement. Yes, that was exactly what it was, nothing more, nothing less

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