Finish the story begins with: “I see absolutely everything.”
It was hard to imagine the impact those words had on the gathering. As they boomed out on what had been an orderly afternoon with everyone mingling comfortably, it turned suddenly in a scene of utter chaos.
The crowd’s nakedness was suddenly apparent. Where before every jiggle, wobble, dangle, sag and pointy bit had been as part of the landscape it was as if we were back in the garden of Eden and God was pronouncing original sin to everyone within earshot.
People scrambled to find clothing, arms suddenly stopped gesticulating as in conversation and sought to cover precious bodily bits should the person beside them notice that their breasts no longer pointed to the horizon but rather had succumbed to the sad desires of gravity.
In the mayhem that ensued little notice was taken of the host’s children who sat atop the stairs and playing havoc with their fathers megaphone.