When the boat picks up passengers for the return journey, Fermina sees some people she knows and fears a scandal if it becomes known that she's taking a pleasure cruise so soon after her husband's death. In order to avoid making Fermina uncomfortable, Florentino orders the Captain to fly a yellow flag, signaling cholera on board the boat. With this excuse, the boat sails downriver without passengers or cargo, stopping only to pick up fuel and the Captain's girlfriend. When they get back to the city, no one wants to go home to the "horror of real life" (). Instead, Florentino suggests that they keep sailing up and down the river "forever" ().
I got a nice new piano. I am giving my old one away. The piano we used a few weeks ago at 2nd Story Recording Studio has the long lost old Sorcerer piano in it, the one I recorded Dead Boy and certain songs from the last album on a few years ago!!! I was so happy to see it again. It seemed different. I tried to pretend that I recognized it. But it reminded me of the cat that changed color when it got a new owner. Norah Jones recorded her first record on that piano too. Anyway it sounded great.