Only a fraction of the named steps of antiquity
The majority are lost.
Secrets were disclosed; traditions changed.
Originally, a place on the field could not be used twice.
Sometimes spongestone was used to enforce the rule.
Other times fine sand, which would scatter.
Feet were soaked in ink.
Now one may begin anywhere, but
originally, the first step took place on the edge.
Now rhythm may be involved, but
originally, walkers contemplated a movement timelessly.
The dead keep secrets best.