Thursday 2 June 1994

Dear Sachie... I have had the most weird day and just have to tell someone about it. It all started this morning when Mum asked me to go and have a look at the bees to see if they were swarming.

We keep our hives behind the Strobach's back fence. While I was checking the bees one of their kids--a baby goat, I mean, not one of the Strobach brats--came trembling up to me like I was its nanny so I patted and stroked it. Its coat was clean and rough and hairy. I couldn't stop myself touching its white hairy eyelids and feeling the hard eyes move underneath.

For the rest of the day everything I saw I felt. I would look at someone or something and I could feel them or it. Will this feeling go away?