How to explain? We are. We were. Twins. Gemini. Star paired in the womb. Fated to journey together. To be born together. Stella and Luna… only I was born, physically, at 9 months; at 3 months my mother, Natalie-Muriel, bled away a little clot of life and pain and caution kept her in bed for a week and everyone moved on, except Luna. Who refused to give up this chance of a life. She moved in. to me. My dark side. How do I know this? That when I hear her voice it is not my madness but another’s? well I don’t know, but this story is my explanation of her, us, to me.
I know this, I am Luna - I need to heal. Like heals like. A fractal is an image which reproduces itself. Take a cauliflower, cut the stalk, cut each branch from the stem, line them up on the table. Each is a smaller budding image of the rest. They have self-similarity. I am similar to Stella, I will grow with her, in her, show her from inside what she can be, heal her… and when we have a child it will be our child and she will be beautiful and I will live for ever through her, through her people. So I traded skins, I left Natalie and curled myself up in Stella and my spirit sat in her heart and her brain and swam round her growing body, and in the beginning we were friends….