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justina bandol
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:22:37 AM
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It was a night in late August, a night that rekindled in rattling windows and tree branch palsy that lost recollection of autumn, misplaced for the succession of bright summer distractions, trapped heat in small rooms and sweaty underarms. But it was always there waiting. Autumn always comes, and that first night late in summer is a reminder, a small hello, dear, that it is coming. That night toward the end of her sixth summer was the night of the annual visitation.

It is the night when a little girl dares for the first time to go downstairs at night and get a glass of water. She wouldn't do that normally for fear of being caught by her parents. This time she gets to the kitchen, only to find her father there, sitting half-drunk in the dark. He is not upset, but makes her read from a catalogue he was reading, lets her drink water, then sends her back to bed.

What kind of visitation would that be? And why annual? Has it something to do with religion?
thar
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 5:09:57 AM

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I think it is autumn. The sudden end of summer and onset of autumn. Turns up once a year!


Autumn always comes, and that first night late in summer is a reminder, a small hello, dear, that it is coming.


Ah, I see what you mean - a visitation in religious terms is a vision sent by God (or a supernatural being). But that in an evolved niche meaning.
Overall it just means that something not only comes to visit, but can also imply it has some effect on you - something that happens, outside your control.



justina bandol
Posted: Sunday, December 2, 2018 6:32:11 AM
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Great, thank you!
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