Back on the road! Back in the present narrative thread after… I’m not sure how many pages of flashbacks. Including a flashback within a flashback. Why do I do these things? Well, I guess it could relate to the notion that we must know the past if we are to avoid repeating it, and/or navigate to a future of our selection. Within the narrative of the story, the Silnai have a strong oral tradition, so this kind of conversation is just normal. It’s expected that each person will become a good storyteller, expressing their own experiences and perspectives as a cultural contribution, and that in order for them to develop, other people will take the time to listen to them. (That’s part of what makes this science fiction!)
So where’s Murray?