A Hint Of A Spark

It wasn’t the day I knew I wanted to become a scientist, but the day I became a scientist. The teacher of our primary 6 class was explaining that the speed of light was extremely fast. To demonstrate, she walked over to the light switch and turned off the unnecessary classroom bulbs.

“Now watch how quickly the light comes back on when I hit the switch.”

The room instantly became that bit brighter. I raised my hand and she looked over.

“That’s not really the speed of the light. It’s also the speed of electricity.”

Amongst The Trees

Oh my God!

I knew there were others.

Err, other what?

Other people, like me.

Are you all alone?

I have been for always. I think I remember being left out here when I was younger. I believe it’s my earliest memory.

Why? Is it because of the way you look?

What do you mean by that?

The way you both are?

Both?

Well you’re twins… Joined. That’s not normal.

What are you talking about. It’s just me…. Isn’t it?

How long have you been alone?

As I basically said, for as long as I can remember.

So all this time you’ve been alone, not knowing the difference between one self and two?