Saturday, March 13, 2010
Whether the others around him share in his ability to see personal history, he cannot tell. What he does come to see is that his outburst apparently has little to no effect upon the meeting. Perhaps his psychic epiphany is itself the response of The Magnificence to his outburst. Although he had first thought that the members of the committee feared for his head after hearing his outburst, he now thinks that the members of the committee share with him no particular empathy but are rather too bound up in their own memories to react to him one way or the other, except as it might affect themselves.