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mote
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Dune
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  • He was a mote caught in the glare of the noon sun.
  • Jessica turned her head, stared down into the basin at the golden shadows, the purple shadows, the vibrations of dust-mote air across the lip of their cave.
  • She felt that she was a conscious mote, smaller than any subatomic particle, yet capable of motion and of sensing her surroundings.
  • She was the mote, yet not the mote.
  • She was the mote, yet not the mote.
  • She stared at the frozen expressions around her, seeing a dust mote above Chani’s head, stopped there.
  • And there was another psychokinesthetic mote within her awareness!
  • Jessica tried to reject it, but the mote swept closer . closer.
  • Jessica sensed a forced shift in the mutual awareness, saw another mote-presence with the inward eye.
  • The other mote darted wildly here, there, circling.
  • The other mote lay quiescent against her.
  • The other mote faded back into pre-birth awareness as Jessica watched it.
  • Jessica sensed the daughter-mote still touching her inner awareness, probed it without response.
  • A tiny outflowing of love-comfort, like a reflection of what she had poured into it, came from the other mote.
  • With her psychokinesthetic probing, she moved into it, shifted an oxygen mote, allowed another carbon mote to link, reattached a linkage of oxygen . hydrogen.
  • With her psychokinesthetic probing, she moved into it, shifted an oxygen mote, allowed another carbon mote to link, reattached a linkage of oxygen . hydrogen.
  • This realization returned a small measure of confidence, and again she ventured to focus on the psychokinesthetic extension, becoming a mote-self that searched within her for danger.
  • The sensation of mote-awareness faded slightly, its intensity easing as her body relaxed from the threat of the poison, but still she felt that other mote, touching it with a sense of guilt at what she had allowed to happen to it.
  • The sensation of mote-awareness faded slightly, its intensity easing as her body relaxed from the threat of the poison, but still she felt that other mote, touching it with a sense of guilt at what she had allowed to happen to it.
  • Absorb the fear . soothe . use your courage and your strength . gently now . gently . " The other whirling mote swept near, and Jessica compelled herself to touch it.

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