(A reverie after 77 steps)
When all relationships within a society
are based on impatience, the possibilities
of the subversion of their paradisiacal structures are
proportional to the capacities of the same so-
-ciety to reduce all vital antimonies to a
point of obsolescence.
The 77 steps in the subtitle referred to an otherwise totally random calculation of the number of steps taken within the passage during the period of the reverie. A datum, apparently banal, but that later would take on a hallucinatory and emblematic aspect… In a second visit to the passage, as I was leaving by one of its exits, the one going out onto Fuencarral Street, I realized that the street number on which the entrance of the passage is located on that side was exactly the number 77…