The number 8 is the sign of infinity, set upright. So today has a touch of infinity to it. Days all do, actually, no matter what their number…
“Of Essence” came into being as a bespoke story, auctioned off before its first word existed, and therefore includes several elements determined by the couple it was written for. 28 is one of those elements.
It just so happens that 28 is dear to my heart as well!
Here’s to infinity!!
Jopta had people over. There was laughter and sharing and toasts.
Oh, and an important change with respect to the orbs.
A new batch of xelanopi, the dispenser, a wooden dish… Jopta is thinking about gifts.
“The day of Sybenc’s birthday came and went.”
So chapter 9 begins. Nothing earthshaking, probably not even newsworthy. But, there it is.
She means well. Ish, that is. But she messes up. Doesn’t seem to bother her though: she keeps right on showing up.
Coincidentally, as I write this it is seven minutes to eight, while the piece of the story going up is the end of chapter 7 and the beginning of chapter 8.
You will read it at another time. Perhaps on another day. The magic of the shared word!
In the first half of chapter 7, Sybenc visits Jopta. The ensuing conversation is different from the usual…