Between
Confusion
and
Aftermath

Mass of the Bilateral

If I were to suggest that between Confusion and Aftermath there is a two-sided holyday existing within the calendar, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the holyday is too brief to be revealed even by our most accurate timers. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a holyday were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sweetmorn, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.