Ben's brain sucks up language effortlessly.
But how he processes that language and how it comes back out is a curious thing.
As you know if you're a frequent reader, Ben can memorize and recite a story he hears just a few times. But he hears in ways that are more musical than verbal.
And sometimes, when he recites it back, it sounds a bit like a bebop jazz improvisation on the English language.
"The door volk-cument came slithering down the company."
"[Something was] smiggling down the spackle of dust."
Neurons fire in random ways. Language comes back out as music.
This is actually happening a lot more than it used to when absolute fidelity was so important to Ben.
So does this represent creativity and a loosening of rigidity? Or a memory bank reaching capacity and misfiring?
And what's a volk-cument?