My grandmother called tonight and told me she thinks my infant daughter is different. She said I’ve seen her grab your attention from across the room without even a squeak. I watch her give you a pulling look and you turn your head and sort of speak to each other. I said yes, it is like that.
She said, do you know much about the aborigines? When I lived in Australia in the ’40s I spent some time with them. They go on walkabouts and connect from across the path without a word. And then when the astronauts had trouble landing they sent up sparks from their big fires. Some people laugh at that. But I don’t.