You Can Talk in the Universe / By Allie, age 4 (her twin brother is Nick who wrote “The Universe is Flat”)
“I talk without using my mouth.
I just say it and Nickie, my brother understands me. I send a word when I hum, Nick hears it. It’s a hum in my mind. It sounds like a reindeer humming.
We say secret things and normal things. No one else can hear us.
Nick and I don’t do it very much now. We used to do it more when we three. We started talking like this in the hospital. We sometimes think the same things. It makes me excited. Sometimes we say words that sounds different, and are from some other place in the jungle.
I don’t think we’ll do it forever, because sometimes I forget how to do it.
That makes me grumpy and interested.
In the future we’ll only talk in a normal voice,
the universe always talks.”