Let me tell you, there is a moment in the life of a pillar when the decision to stay upright outweighs the horizontal nature of things. In this moment wars are fought and won, stones are turned and giants are born and die. Such was the case of the moving city to decide that the moving of things was a useful idea, and to hinder the growth of moss on ones wheels was generally regarded as an idea of noteworthy stature. Being able to stand tall, move silently amongst the other cities and stop the sky from falling was of course an advantage as was the ability to conserve at least two thirds of the oil required to lubricate the wheels needed to initially get the city moving. This is not altogether as strange as it sounds, the world, as we knew it was changing. Where there were once people only pillars and columns remained. One could recognize them as people because they behaved the in the same fashion; a portly fellow was able to be spotted by the heavy set marble base supporting his stone gut; ministers were usually skinny arrogant types and were often found in pairs of threes with Ionic faces and curled hair swept to each side of their forehead. The city workers had a Doric approach practical and steady and would be regularly seen to be bowing to the flamboyant Corinthian as he strode in great leaps and bounds. All were made of stone but moved freely from place to place, ducking in and out of tobacconists and banks, launderettes and coffee houses meeting others on the paved roads to converse whilst all the time made of stone.
As he moved through the clouds the thought to himself, ‘all the pillars from this moving city are put in place to serve me now, because if the sky falls I will no longer need the use of a ladder to reach the Heavens’. As he wandered he thought of the days that past and imagined the lives of these columns and pillars and thought of the time they had spent holding up great gateways to famous museums or courtrooms where the great matters of justice and morality were decided .
who in all good faith could only now see columns?