|My Subject & I - Early Moments|
On this day we walked back to the Jockey Club Clinic for Scarlett’s hearing test. She passed with completely normal scores. She fussed momentarily before the nurse put the fitting device into her ear then she quieted down. With everything finished we returned home safely.
For now the above paragraph is what I’ll send in my report. The below is a private journal entry I keep for myself. It’s only what I saw which cannot be trusted as truth.
The documentation in this chapter consists of two photographs (I did send with report) I casually took outside the clinic’s boundaries. The barbed wire fencing that completely encircles the compound suggests the kinds of activity that goes on inside. Why would a clinic in a city as safe as Hong Kong need such defenses? Perhaps it’s not for those trying to get in but rather those who are in to get out.
|Outside the Clinic|
I turned my head back to the corridor but there was nothing. I went to get up but thought it better to remain. I am bound to the study of Scarlett. I could not shake the image from my head no matter how much I tried. As my eyes flickered from hallway to my little babe I knew I could not have been mistaken. I saw a baby no older than my own walking upright! It was far too tiny to even be the shortest of people even by genetic defect. The locals are generally smaller than average but it couldn’t be one of them. I know what I saw. I was baffled by the manner in which the baby walked, as though it had well versed in it. It strode in an adult like manner. I was lost for words.
|Mom & Daughter|