A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 028, Sunday
January 28th, 2018
Chapter Seven: True
Throughout her life, Kathy felt as if the “weight of the world was on her.” This was not just a figure of speech. She felt it in a unique way, which is not to say that she felt responsible for the world, but that she felt it, felt it pressing in on her. She felt the world filling her up, at times she felt as if she was drowning in it.
She sensed the feelings that other people projected, she felt them intimately, psychicly. Kathy had to concentrate so that the connection she had with anyone in proximity to her, would not overwhelm her, or intrude on her consciousness when she did not want it.
In time she learned the skills required to let her be in the world, but she continued to feel as if she was “too sensitive.” When she was young she never suspected how real, how complete, how all-encompassing those feelings were.
Kathy was not merely connected to the people who were closest to her, nearest too her. She was linked to every person in the world, no matter how distant they were from her. Nevertheless, those who were nearest to her, in her physical space, they were the ones that took up all of her attention. Generally, a person had to be within a couple of hundred yards of her before she might begin to pick up on their thoughts.
When she was in crowds the psychic noise of the group helped to make everyone indistinguishable from one another, which is why she preferred to live in the city. Not only did the crowds help to keep every individual person indistinct from the next. Their constant chatter helped to keep Kathy from falling into conversation with the voices from her own past; people from her life, from the lives of her ancestors, real people not just memories.
Kathy lived in two worlds, the here and now, and the cynergenic field, what Teilhard de Chardin called the nous spehere. It was a place where the spirits of all beings dwelt, both the living and the dead.
Kathy was fully immersed in the nous sphere now, tracking backward through time to look into the life of Jim.
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