Emergence 3.0 – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-three, Prodigy: Chapter Seven, Other

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 175, Sunday
June 24th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Other

Kathy was unique.

She was different from every other human being on the planet, different from all who had ever been.

She was unique in all the universe, and she was born that way.

She was still young when she realized the differences that distinguished her from everyone else she had ever met. She had known empirically that this was the case. Her ancestors within her had said as much, and that estimation was confirmed by the voices of the entities she encountered in the nous sphere, in the Earth’s cynergenic field. Nevertheless, Kathy succumbed to a basic human tendency, which was to assume that the people she encountered were like her, that they shared a common point of view or perspective on things and events they were witnessing.

Understanding her differences did not help her manage her feelings, or those of others. Because she had difficulty managing her feelings at times, it was also difficult to manage the feelings of others.

She knew that it was not her responsibility to control what other people felt. Whether they choose to be in a relationship with her, like her teachers, or whether, like her parents, the role had been thrust on them.

People were afraid of her. They either wanted to run away from her, or to exploit her. Some people simply wanted to examine her, run experiments on her as if she was a laboratory animal.

Her parents were afraid, afraid for her. They were simultaneously proud of her, and ashamed that they had brought her into the world.

She was like an alien. The people who cared for her knew that she suffered, but they could do little about it.

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