Cat in George
Morning

I deal with the morning annoyance and then lie there. ‘Humoring the cripple’, she said. I don’t like that. I really don’t. What happened? Why are we starting to differ? It was all so beautifully symmetrical. And now, just as we are settling down a little‘As it cools down, it undergoes a phase change. Symmetry is broken and more order is revealed.’ Is that what we’re doing? Is this some clever way this Keira or Keiran is getting more mileage out of our wishes? Make them move in different directions?

That— That could actually be cool. As long as it’s different but good. I don’t want George to end up as some damsel in distress. I guess that’s not very likely if it’s really about getting more mileage out of the wishes, though.

Chard's picture
"As it cools down, it undergoes a phase change. Symmetry is broken and more order is revealed." Would you mind providing a link to where in the story this is referring? It seems like it is a quote of an earlier convo but it's not coming to mind.
Rob's picture
It's not a story quote, it's a physics quote. A lot of physical systems have this property. (Think for example of the crystal structure being revealed when a mineral solidifies.)