THE RETURN TRIP – Episode 208
…“What is modest?” Deimostra, the star-child asks, though modesty is conceptual and not easily explained…
“Why don’t you draw me a picture?” asks Celeste.
“I have Mommy, here,” she pulls one of the precious pieces of paper on which she has doing her studies, art, music, mathematics, etc…
“That is pretty close Sammy; you must have looked at the autopsy photos.” Celeste often wonders on how those unfortunate space-travelers looked in the living flesh. From an aesthetic standpoint, she was selfishly hoping that they are not revolting to the human eye. She really wants to like the NEWFOUNDLIANS. “We can tell that they have a pair of arms and legs and we know they are a modest people.”
“What is modest?” the star-child asks. Modesty is conceptual and not easily explained, unless Mom can produce an example of conceit.
“Do you know how your Daddy acts like he is the smartest person in the room and continually looks for a reflection of his face?”
“Yes, but I think he does know everything.”
“You are your Daddy’s daughter. We will discuss that later… you see Deimostra; these people do not have a single photograph of themselves on this ship, while Daddy must check to see if a hair is out of place. That may mean that how they look isn’t important to them. And they do not carry personal possessions with them, not even fun clothes.”
“I only have one dress Mommy, does that make me modest?”
“No that means we have nowhere to shop, to purchase other nice things. Do you remember me teaching you about Narcissus, who loved himself above all else?” The young girl nods at a mother who wants to mold an upstanding human being that anyone would be proud to know. She hopes mightily that she has been able to offset some of Sampson’s least desired traits.