This/Survivors song/Part 6
Part 6: The shapes of things
This is not what happened. This is not how it happened. There is complexity, finesse. There are twists and bounds.
Coraline plans. She plans and plots, and somewhere in her other mind, she already knows that the Voice would come, and what he would offer. She knows what she is. She knows she can use it. And she also knows that she can't.
But minds are weird. They do not work easily and produce discrete answers. They take days, months, sometimes years, to agree on the most basic conclusions, for reason is not a quick thing, and the stubbornness of belief knows no bounds. Add magic, add old souls, add a break in the nature of the mind, and it is an easy matter to never realise what you already know. To mention it offhand time and again without even realising what you are saying, without realising it is true, requires no twists of logic, no mental gymnastics. It is simply how it is. It is the answer you sought all along.
Why is Coraline in another universe? Why is she cursed?
Why is Kyrule wearing her mask?
- In a dream, everything makes sense. All the holes, all the inconsistencies, they simply don't matter. The dream simply is, and in it, you are.
- Relative positions are absolute in their primacy.
- Gestures hold transient meaning.
- Every word was chosen.
- Please keep reading.