In the spring of 2014 I was thinking about tandem bikes. What a strange object to have occurred in the course of human life. I wrote this story in the wake of love--a thought which had long before breached my shores. This love of love was so long in the making, I didn't know for sure if what in the end I'd be left with was the thing I'd set out to see. This story too is about America, the vastness with no body.