A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 209, Saturday
July 28th, 2018
Chapter Six: Desire
It took Kathy several moments to get her bearings when she met Jim.
It was the first time she had ever encountered a human being that she could not fathom in an instant.
Kathy thought she had prepared herself for the unexpected, his knowledge of ancient languages alone informed her that she was going to encounter a unique individual, perhaps another person like herself.
It was not just his knowledge, knowledge was not the right word. He had an intimate familiarity with them, akin to her own familiarity, he knew more than the meanings of characters and symbols, he knew how the speech sounded, something he could only know if he had been there, or if he was attuned to some part of himself who had, like Kathy was.
It took her several moments to adjust to this new reality. She was uncertain as to why she had believed that being in close proximity to him would change anything.
Distance and proximity had never been factors in her ability to reach another mind before.
Jim was closed to her.
All she wanted to do was to be absorbed by him, to lose herself in him, as everyone she had ever been with had been lost in her.
For the very first time she felt a longing that was not rooted in loneliness and isolation.
She felt desire.
She felt distinct.
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