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96 pages, Kindle Edition
First published December 9, 2014
"I did not mean to break that planet it was just in the way when I came into being and I fixed it and I said I was sorry and the planet said OK so since I'm supposed to learn from stuff like that I will tell you don't break planets, especially the ones with living things on them, or at least fix them if you break them. Also, don't go in black holes, no matter how much they look like cute little Nahas. They are not cute! They are actually very bitey and kind of mean. Also just OK I do not want to talk about any of this anymore."
”I am born! Hello! Many things happen. The end!"
"Also, Papa Tempa tells me I am doing a wrong thing again. I am supposed to respect TIME, because that is a thing he has made for the place where mortals live, and you come from there. You might forget this if I tell it to you now, so I will tell it to you later and you will remember it when you reach now. That will happen in the gods’ realm, when you go there, which is where you are now, so don’t forget! I do not know why you are confused. I explained it fine.
[…] Imagine that you have just been born. It is very confusing. (Not like time. Time is easy.) "
“Some questions are dangerous, Sibling. It’s time you learned that.” Oh. Oh. So scared. “H-how will I know which ones I shouldn’t ask if I don’t ask them?”
“Mortals cannot perceive one another’s souls,” he explained. “They need names, and sight and other things, to tell one another apart.” “That is so sad!” I looked at Fahno and put a hand to my mouth, because that was one of the worst things I’d ever heard. “You poor things.” “We get by,” said Fahno in a wry tone. “But names are one of the, ah, coping mechanisms we use.”
[…] to visit the mortal realm, so I packed myself up and wrapped myself in skin and some bones and stuff.
Now I was very confused. “Why did you make me, then?” “To live.” I was even more confused! “I’m alive, but I’m not what you want me to be.” “There is nothing that we want you to be, besides yourself. You are everything we desired of you.”
I understood now: Eino was like me, not the right shape for the role his parents needed him to fill. He was not the decorative, obedient thing that everyone in Darr wanted him to be, and it was hurting him that he couldn’t be. Nobody should try to make children be what they aren’t. Everyone should just be what they were supposed to be!