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At night, when Kristen was away for a concert, Julia and Gaia danced in the living room to music played by a phonograph. Gaia would pick one wax cylinder, put it in place and start dancing. Julia moved awkwardly and laughed
Before time. Light was one. January, 1433. Colors were born from light. Red and Black first, then White and Blue.
That night Kristen sang in an empty water tower on top of a stone building in Neck Island. To enter the tower, Julia and Gaia climbed a steep stair leading to a porthole in the wooden floor of the
Julia could see patterns anywhere she looked. Each pattern a play-field for thousands of new stories and a repository for thousands of old ones. Each pattern a lens revealing its internal workings. Julia’s head felt dizzy that
Before time. Fear of Catoblepas keeps people away from Filottera Island. 1933. Charles Cook, on the Academy Ship, visits the Island and finds traces of human life dating back to the fifteenth century.
Before time. Kids assist parents and siblings in daily chores. 1805. Kids attend five-year primary school, where they learn self-reliance, kindness and compassion. They commit the following three years to an apprenticeship of their choice.
Before time. Travel is exploration, commerce and war. After beginning of time. Travel is exploration, commerce and exchange of ideas.
And then, suddenly, it came and went. The building trembled as if a water dragon was trapped inside. Julia felt her stomach fall, Gaia wanted to cry but no sound came out.