Here's something that unleashed my brain from the tree it's usually tied to:
the other day I got the hiccups and I noticed Opal got them at the exact same time.
A few minutes later my hiccups went away and I noticed hers had also gone away at the exact same time.
I couldn't help but think of how often she got the hiccups when she was still in my belly, another temporary pulse in a body seperate from yet housed inside of mine.
We lived like Russian dolls for the better part of this year and now we are autonomous--
but how true is that, really?