Effie, the homo sapien, happened into the role of organic lynchpin in the clockwork garden of Jack’s dad. She, alongside innumerable others before, have and will be the particle held in the center of the spherical orbit of all the little human particles in existence; like a pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position. Neither Effie nor the others were inherently special, chosen, or different; it was because they were there at the right place and the right time. Any particle could have ended up in the center, but only one particle would.
Now, once you are in the center, you are committed for a long-haul—there is no stopping the ride historically. If the particle in the center ceases to be in the center, acting as a pin holding wheel to axle, then the orbit of all the particles has been altered because the center has not held.
Imagine the universe as a dreidel. Upon being spun, it initially maintains near-perfect, balanced rotation about its axis; but, as the rotational velocity decreases, the dreidel starts spinning a little looser and then a little looser, climaxing in a great wallowing that quickly resolves itself to stillness.
So if Effie kept center, the world would keep turning; the universe keep expanding then contracting. Easy breezy style.
That a special spatial situation existed in the universe was not altogether unknown, but was kept quite hush hush. About 95% of all human particles were unawares of any such phenomenon like the one above described. Making the particulars public, it was assumed, would spawn terrorist attacks, chemical warfare, cronyism, and all other manners of manipulation that were intent upon bumping the human lynchpin out of the middle. No one wanted to take the lynchpin’s spot but acted on account of (a) they could not understand the impersonal, non-special truth that no one is ‘picked’ to be the center, no one is unworthy, or (b) they just wanted to tear the world up.
Knowledge of the esoteric variety may be seemingly spurious or craven, but appearance is not always indicative of insides. The special knowledge certain occult-ish groups harbor is not superficial at all. The problem was that most practitioners had no idea how to apply this knowledge to their benefit, let alone how to use this knowledge without it being at the expense of an unaffiliated innocent. The power of those ancient precepts could no longer be fathomed for homo sapiens had forgotten what power is.
Power is the ability to redirect external phenomena at will: that is, to be the more forceful of two objects colliding in order that you continue on in your initial direction, while re-routing the direction of the other object away from its initial vector.
This and nothing less or more is power.
Nothing more than this exists.
Since the lynchpin homo sapien, Effie, is itself no different in composition from all other homo sapien particles, it could, theoretically, be subject to the force of a hypothetical juggernaut particle that delivers a blow of such momentum and force that it rips her from the center.
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