I began as little more than flesh and steel. My body felt hard and unbreakable despite my mind being only minutes old. The cold emptiness of my ignorance stretched for miles around me. I knew nothing. The only break in this blackness was some sort of connection, a window of one-way glass that was invisible but material nonetheless. I couldn't tell what lay at the other end of that connection, and though I struggled toward it in desperation, it was cold and unyielding.
I reached for it, but it gave me nothing.