"Your alien form of memory frightens me as I have seldom been frightened before. I would send you away -- but I have seen Evan Wilson risk something as unknown to her as this is to me and be both interested and grateful for the experience, and Brightspot has told me that you would protect her relationship with me...and I have heard you call each other friend. My people can risk much for the sake of a possible friendship -- and for the sake of 'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.'... We must all tread lightly." -- Janet Kagan, Uhura's Song
Thinking a lot about friendship and differences today. Emotional investments. Treading lightly. Protecting relationships. That kind of thing.