(The following might be the final paragraph of The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival. It will make no sense without the novel that comes before it. It might not even make sense with the novel that comes before it. But what the heck. It’s my blog, I can post if I want to.)
Ladies and gentlemen. Jettison what you can recreate. Take the essentials: bolts, wire, rope. Other parts can be found elsewhere. Take what you most need. Take the things you can use: arms, hands, legs, and sometimes other parts. Hands.