She had put away her work and her thoughts of it, those remarkable
searches, researches, quests and queries. She had come to enter this
diverse selection of Molly's friends and it disturbed her not at all that
she knew none of them save me.
I recognized those qualities I'd seen applied to crew, inspectors and
clients. She was able to give her full attention to whoever was speaking
to her, and she took genuine interest in what they said. Her quick
mind and intuition played all through their words reaping elements
beyond their imaginations yet she never hurried the speaker, prodded, or
assumed; she let people speak. She was, I had come to believe,
interested in everything, and not because it might be employed to
further her work though that was where her passion focused.