New Receiver Of Memory Named Jonas

By: Mia Neslanovic 12/31/16, The Community

The Ceremonies

In December, the ceremonies begin! New Children get their names and become Ones. The Chief Elder goes through every ceremony celebrating each age. But most importantly the Ceremony of Twelve. The Chief Elder calls the Elevens, soon to be Twelves, to get their Assignment. Number 18 is called up and gets her assignment. After she is done the Chief Elder skipped Number 19 moving on to Number 20. At the end of the ceremony the Chief Elder apologizes for her mistake. She calls Jonas up and says “Jonas has not been assigned, Jonas has been selected.” The Chief Elder said Jonas has been selected to be The Receiver of Memory.

Receiver of Memory Qualities

The Chief Elder explains “He has shown all the qualities that a Receiver must have.” The Chief Elder explains that he has to have intelligence, courage, integrity, and wisdom. She said most importantly that he has the Capacity to See Beyond. Jonas replied “I think it's true” he told the Chief Elder and the Community. “I don’t understand it yet. I don’t know what it is. But sometimes I see something. And maybe it’s beyond.”

Training as the Receiver

The Chief Elder explained that Jonas will be training alone. The Chief Elder explains “The Receiver himself was not able to describe it, only to remind us that you would be faced with it, that you need immense courage.” The Chief Elder also said he would have to go through physical pain. Jonas will not be able to tell anyone how his training is going or if the pain is too much. Jonas will have to go through it without complaining.