Vaclav had invited me to sleep at his friend’s apartment, which was right across the road from where I had been playing. I politely declined, as my own bed was only 2 blocks away. He said that he was making breakfast at 11AM, and that I was welcome to join him and his friends. I told him that I didn't think that I'd be awake by that time, but that I would stop by again on Monday night. I walked home, exhausted. It was 5AM. I had been talking with Vaclav for almost 5 hours. I felt changed somehow. For the better. When I arrived back at Bay Lodge the stars seemed so much more brilliant than I had ever seen before. I stared up into the night sky for a few minutes before going to bed. I was asleep as soon as my head touched the pillow. In the morning I awoke and looked at my watch. It was 5 minutes to 11.