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A Visit to the Land of Nod

The nod as pandemic salute, time machine, and mystical communication device

Black and white superimposed image of a sculpture of a face.
Black and white superimposed image of a sculpture of a face.
Photo: Bill Benzon/Flickr

You’re walking on an empty street in your hometown. Someone approaches and a meeting of some kind is inevitable. To ignore them would be an act in itself, since it almost seems, for a moment, like you’re the only two people in existence. Perhaps…