“Hucka Doobie, I think we must explore the idea that Katy Kidd, at least when she was a kid — Kate McCoy, then, I’m talking about…”
“Go on,” replied the wise bee person beside him in the White Palace.
“Well, I think she may be deaf, blind and dumb, like Tommy. Or that other person.”
“Yeah: that one. Anyway, that may explain a lot of her problems. Like mental illness, when she’s all grown up as–”
“–Kate McCoy,” finishes Hucka Doobie for Baker Bloch. “I *think* we should explore the idea that it’s *both*.”
“Now I want y’all to *feel* the sphere around you, the tension, the *weight*. Now: breath out! Let it go.”