I am Julia, and I remember everything. I see something once and it is forever before my eyes.
Julia looked at Kristen’s expression, as she mimicked her, then turned to Gaia. She was sitting next to her and laughed. Julia picked up the spaghetti with the chopsticks and took them to the mouth, Gaia’s hands lay motionless in midair.
I am Julia and I can find all these memories in my mind and live them again.
Julia continued to eat, as if Kristen was talking about someone else.
I am Julia and I am quietly listening to remember and to draw. I am Julia and I am happy, Kristen said.
Good, Gaia said, you looked just like Julia. Julia said nothing.
I have something also for you, young woman.
Kristen clasped two tufts of hair with her hands and began.