A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 097, Saturday
April 7th, 2018
Chapter Six: Music
The collective memory of Earth began with rhythm and became a code fixed in the genes, it united all of the human tribes. It was the drum beat, and the beat was the back bone of the story through which they all narrated their shared history.
The universal archetypes intermingled and emerged from there. The humans of Earth became the greatest story tellers in the galaxy. This was based in large part on their ability to identify with one another, with strangers, or even with fictitious beings.
Humans loved to both tell and listen to stories, even the same story over and over again.
The would narrate and re-narrate, memorizing every detail, and holding it all in their heads, until the time came that they rediscovered script, the written language.
The Collective was obsessed with their music.
The Continuum found great power it in.
Members of the Collective began to year for the reports coming from Jim, Earth’s Observer.
Data was constantly streaming in from remote cameras and microphones, from satellites and other stations.
The Collective wanted more.
Many of the members wanted to join the Observer Corps so that they could experience life on Earth for themselves.
The Continuum covertly authorized some of these missions, and utilized that as a means of control over some of the most vocal members.
The Continuum thought it kept this a secret, but Jim had his own means of spying.
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