A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 187, Friday
July 6th, 2017
Chapter Five: Experiment
Kathy read, she listened, she watched.
She was the most astute observer any of her teachers had ever seen.
She engaged all of her senses in the act of probing her memories. She brought to life the most-minute details of her ancestral experience.
She learned to remember the events she probed more accurately than the original participants could see it for themselves,
She was able to triangulate her recall of a specific event, seeing it, from the perspective of multiple observers. She learned to penetrate their memories and their internal reflections, to separate those reflections as they changed over time.
She studied, and took tests, while at the same time she was tested, probed, and examined by her proctors. They were continually seeking the limits of her knowledge, and developing theories as to how it was stored, what part of her psyche gave her access to it.
As a child she was periodically in a position where she did know what was going on, at times she just wanted to let things happen, she did not want answers as to why it was happening.
There were many occasions when she was unaware of what was transpiring, but she learned to see patterns, to dwell in them.
She preferred to think of things in terms of patterns, to depersonalize them rather than seek the individual motives of the people she was interacting with.
Kathy learned to cope, she was alone in the world without family or friends. She had teachers, and handlers, some were nice to her, most possessed a calculated indifference.
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