Hammock time is over, and the battery is recharging, if slowly. Right around 9 pm on September 12, ideas came, unbidden; and on September 18 during a brisk walk, things seemed to fall into place conceptually. I'm ready to get back to work. Next up — a slow movement for Scare Quotes.
This joke is so dumb it has to be used again. "How about a little fire, Scare Quotes?"
And I will always entertain suggestions for piano préludes. Not that there's anything wrong with that.