Frances: Did you ever realize that we don’t see our own faces? We don’t know if mirrors are lying. We never know what we truly look like.
Frances: You enjoy a toy at first, right? Then it just becomes part of your background, right? Then another toy, and background, right? That’s the way it works, right?
(December 5, 2014 / 7 years old)
Frances: Was time made up by humans? I still haven’t figured out what we are. Until I figure it out, I’m probably going to be behind in math.
Frances speaking with Siri:
“Do time machines really exist? What is a table? What song am I singing?”
Here, at the age of five, Frances asks a question that probably would make others uncomfortable to some degree — this query and the words that follow are examples of typical conversation: a question is posed, there is no waiting for an answer before speaking again. (I think the question itself lines up with her interest in the idea of consciousness and what it could mean.)