from “The Other Landscape”

In the Cultured Area: They raise pigs. Every Saturday afternoon, the family unity ritual occurs. From each stock, the finest porker is chosen and removed from his friends. The family sits with the animal and plays with it until it smiles. The first person to notice the smile grabs the pig and slits its throat. The pig is cooked and eaten. Roast Pork. The happiness of the pig is ingested for some long ago forgotten reason.

The concensus of the (holy)men of the Cultured Area is that the pigs await their day with much anticipation.

– David H. Blank